Effort From Hornets, Bank of America Will Highlight Local Black-Owned Restaurants
The Charlotte Hornets, in partnership with Bank of America, have expanded their annual Day of Service to be the first Week of Service. The Week of Service, which will take place from Monday, August 3 to Friday, August 7, will see the two organizations team with local Black-owned restaurants to provide 2,020 meals to health care and essential workers, and others in need in our community.
At various times during the week, meals will be served to health care workers at several Novant Health locations, to individuals in need in local shelters, and to essential workers at select Food Lion, Walmart and Lowe’s locations. The meals for Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be sourced from local Black-owned businesses, including Ace of Spuds, Catering by Cordré, Cuzzo’s Cuisine, Detour Coffeebar, Leah & Louise, Mert’s Heart & Soul, Nappy Chef, Sweet Creations of Charlotte and Uptown Yolk. The meals for Tuesday and Thursday will come from Hornets food partners Chick-fil-A, Domino’s and Plate Perfect Catering. Hornets partner Coca-Cola will be providing more than 2,000 beverages to accompany the meals.
“Like so many things, our annual Day of Service will take on a different feel this year, but it remains important to the Hornets and our partners at Bank of America that we continue to find ways to support our neighbors,” said Hornets President and Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield. “While 2020 has had its difficulties, we hope these 2,020 meals will show our appreciation to some of the health care and essential workers who have kept us going, and will offer some positivity for members of our community who need our help. We are also glad to have the opportunity to include some of our local Black-owned restaurants that are providing food as part of our efforts.”
“Our frontline and essential workers are putting their lives on the line every day, so it is an honor to be able to support an effort like this that allows us to give back to them,” said Bank of America Charlotte Market President Charles Bowman. “Those workers and others in need will be able to enjoy a hot meal thanks to some of the local Black-owned restaurants that are a critical part of the fabric of our community.”
Hornets Sports & Entertainment owns the Charlotte Hornets, Greensboro Swarm and Hornets Venom GT, and operates Charlotte’s Spectrum Center. The Charlotte Hornets are a member of the NBA’s Southeast Division. Owned by NBA Legend Michael Jordan, the Hornets organization strives to deliver a relentless attack on the court, an unmatched experience in the stands and a positive impact throughout the community. The name of the city’s original NBA team from 1988-2002, the Hornets moniker returned to Charlotte in May 2014, uniting the rich history of NBA basketball in the Carolinas. The Greensboro Swarm are the NBA G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets and play at the Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Hornets Venom GT is the organization’s esports team affiliate that joined the NBA 2K League in 2020. Spectrum Center is the premier destination for sports and entertainment in the Carolinas, hosting over 150 sporting events, concerts and family shows annually. For more information, please visit hornets.com, gsoswarm.com, HornetsVenomGT.com or spectrumcentercharlotte.com.
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