The Oakland Athletics have pledged $100,000 to the Alameda County Community Food Bank "to help fight heightened food availability issues in the East Bay as a result of the quarantines stemming from the coronavirus," the team announced Monday.
"This is an unprecedented time in our community," A's president Dave Kaval said in the release. "As we navigate this pandemic, it is crucial that we come together and help those who need us most. We are grateful for the work of the Alameda County Community Food Bank, its staff, and the volunteers who are working around the clock to address food availability issues and hunger during this difficult time."
The A's have also arranged a GoFundMe and have asked fans to make donations.
The news comes in the wake of Major League Baseball's announcement that Opening Day will be pushed back to mid-May as quarantines and travel bans continue in North America and worldwide.