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Redhawks baseball game to benefit Hunger-Free Garden Project

Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks fans will have something extra to cheer about at Wednesday's upcoming baseball game with the Winnipeg Goldeyes.

"Pride of Dakota, the North Dakota Hunger Free Garden Project and the Great Plains Food Bank have teamed up for "Home Run for Hunger Night," said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. "Come out, enjoy the game and receive free vegetable seeds to plant your own hunger-free garden. There will also be Pride of Dakota prizes to win throughout the evening."

The game starts at 7:02 p.m., when Goehring throws out the first pitch at Newman Outdoor Field, 1515 15th Ave.

The Hunger Free North Dakota Garden Project is part of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture's commitment to address hunger in the state. The project encourages gardeners to plant an extra acre, row or just extra fruit or vegetable plants to be donated to charitable feeding programs in their communities.

"This year's goal is to collect 500,000 pounds of produce," Goehring said. "We will have signs for your yard or garden to show your support for Hunger Free North Dakota."

Goehring said several Pride of Dakota companies will have tables set up with products for sampling.

Administered by North Dakota Department of Agriculture Marketing Services, the Pride of Dakota program provides member companies with cooperative marketing and promotional events, such as Pride of Dakota Day, the Holiday Showcases and in-store demonstrations. Pride of Dakota also provides educational opportunities for retailers and representation at regional, national and international marketing expositions. More than 470 North Dakota companies are Pride of Dakota members.