Food that otherwise would have been dumped in the trash bin is collected for Pastor Lester Williams, who runs a community church and outreach center in North Minneapolis.
The program is called "rock and wrap," and Williams
coordinates about 20 food pickups a week from restaurants to distribute to struggling families and the homeless.
is a regular stop on the route after every Twins home game.
"We were feeding people before Target Field
came into place, but it's become a wonderful addition because those hot dogs are pretty good, man," Williams
"It's a wonderful extra staple with the steaks, chicken and hamburger."
It is 11:30 p.m., long after the postgame fireworks show ended and the last of the players filed out of the stadium, when a car slowly pulls up.
Out steps one of Williams' associates wearing a New Jersey Nets basketball jersey to greet Thomas and accept the donation.
ballpark pickups feed about 15 people per day.
would like to help more but cannot warehouse any more food at his
Brooklyn Park storage facility.
"I didn't intend to do this.
God put this in my heart, and I've stayed with it," he
"Food is not a want.
Food is a need.
If we didn't have this for some of these families I don't know what we'd do."
As Williams' mission continues, so does the work at the Target Field.