Chicago Cubs Open Wrigley Field as Food Packing and Distribution Center
CHICAGO, IL - Though many major sporting events are on pause at the moment, the iconic Wrigley Field is coming into play this season—but not for Major League Baseball purposes. Instead, Chicago’s home team, the Cubs, has decided to open up their home turf as a temporary satellite food packing and distribution center.
According to the Herald & Review, some of the Wrigleyville facilities have been transformed into a fresh food distribution center in partnership with the Lakeview Pantry. At the newly revamped facility, volunteers will now be able to pack groceries and other essential items for consumers impacted by the coronavirus.
And Wrigley Field isn’t the only sports center that is pivoting its operations. The United Center, home of the Bulls and Blackhawks, according to the news source, has also been transformed into a storage facility for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Other arenas around the country are also slowly but surely being converted into health care sites and even hospitals.
Will the Sacramento Kings and our Minor League Baseball team, the River Cats, join Chicago’s hometown teams in converting their facilities in order to help the food supply chain? AndNowUKnow will continue to follow along with any and all fresh produce-related news.