SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Padres' Wil Myers teamed up with the San Diego Food Bank and San Diego Toyota Dealers Tuesday to help with the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.
The program gives backpacks full of food to hungry kids at three dozen local schools every week. There are 150,000 kids across the county who are food insecure, many of which leave school on Friday and go the weekend with little or nothing to eat.
The first baseman joined dozens of volunteers to fill the backpacks, which are given to the kids to get them through the weekend. The kids then turn in the backpack Monday for it to be filled for the next week.
"As a big leaguer, but just as a person in general, it's just good to be able to come out here and just be able to help and to give back to the community in any way I can," Myers told FOX 5. "It's great to be able to help people when you can and this is a great opportunity to."