As new Mets owner, Cohen supports Spring Training hometown
FORT PIERCE, FL., Feb. 18, 2021 – The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation has partnered with Treasure Coast Food Bank to provide additional opportunities for people who are struggling to obtain food.
With support from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, Treasure Coast Food Bank has held two drive-thru mobile food distributions in recent weeks at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Fresh produce, meat, and shelf-stable food items were distributed to 1,000 families in need.
At a distribution on Feb. 13, Mets Outfielder Brandon Nimmo greeted families and lent a hand distributing food. Mets President Sandy Alderson and several local officials pitched in as well.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to help families impacted by COVID-19 here in Port St. Lucie,” said Judith Cruz, President and CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank. “We’ve had a longstanding relationship with the Mets organization, and we’re looking forward to growing those partnerships under the Cohen’s ownership of the Mets.”
In November, Steven Cohen became the owner of the Mets, whose Spring Training home is Clover Park. The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation was launched in 2001, and has given more than $675 million to organizations that improve children’s healthcare and education, serve the underserved, support the arts, protect the environment, and further Lyme and tick-borne disease research.
“Hunger relief is such an important and central focus for our giving, and we’ve seen the need increase dramatically during the pandemic,” said Alex Cohen, President, Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation. “We also care deeply about our communities, which have expanded recently due to our involvement with the Mets. We are happy to partner with the Treasure Coast Food Bank to support our neighbors during this difficult time.”
ABOUT THE STEVEN & ALEXANDRA COHEN FOUNDATION
The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation is committed to inspiring philanthropy and community service by creating awareness, offering guidance and leading by example to show the world what giving can do. Since launching the Foundation in 2001, Steven & Alexandra Cohen have generously funded local and national nonprofit organizations that uplift the communities in which they serve. The Cohens’ giving reflects their personal connection with the causes that inspire them. To learn more, please visit steveandalex.org or follow the Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.