Updated 11/10/2009 01:23 PM
Philly Donates To City Food Bank After World Series Loss
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The Yankees may have beat the Phillies in the World Series, but their home cities both came away winners thanks to a friendly wager.
As part of a bet on the fall baseball classic, New York City and Philadelphia are each sending 10 tons of food to each other.
New York's bundle left from Hunts Point Market in the Bronx for the Philadelphia Regional Produce Market this morning.
With one in five New Yorkers relying on the Food Bank for New York City for help, the World Series wager is going to have a positive impact all around.
"I think it's a great gesture on both the Hunts Point Market and the market in Philadelphia to kind of help each other out," said David Goldstein of the Food Bank For New York City. "I'm sure the organizations in Philly will be able to use the food, we certainly can, we have the space for it and we have the space for more too."
The wager still has a pro-Yankee twist, as the truck coming from Philadelphia will be covered with Yankees flags and the drivers will be decked out in Yankees clothing.