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Charlotte Hornets And Partner Food Lion Launch 2023 Dunk Hunger Food Drive To Benefit Second Harvest Food Bank Of Metrolina

Food Lion donates 1,000 meals* for every Hornets dunk during January games

January 2, 2023 – The Charlotte Hornets and Official Hunger Relief Partner Food Lion Feeds today kick off the 2023 Dunk Hunger Food Drive, which will benefit Metrolina’s Second Harvest Food Bank. We will donate 1,000 meals* for each dunk scored in both away games. According to Feeding America, North Carolina has the 9th highest food insecurity rate in the nation, and nearly 1 in her 8 people, including her 1 child in 6, suffer from hunger. increase.

Fred Whitfield, president and vice chairman of Hornets Sports & Entertainment, said: “I enjoy this initiative every year because it directly involves the players through their play on the court. became.”

All donations directly benefit Metrolina’s Second Harvest Food Bank, which distributes 75 million pounds of food annually across 24 county service areas. Fans can also support the initiative by attending January games and cheering Hornets players on as they try to score as many dunks as possible.

Food Lion President Meg Ham said, “We know many of our neighbors are suffering from hunger. “Feeding our neighbors is at the core of everything Food Lion does. We encourage Hornets fans and the community to support this important cause. Together, You can help your neighbors in need and end hunger in Charlotte.”

“Second Harvest Food Bank is so grateful to our partners like the Charlotte Hornets and Food Lions for working with us throughout the year to fight hunger. It’s about freeing yourself from, and this is the first step in that direction.”

* Food Lion donates $100 per dunk. $1 to provide at least 10 meals on behalf of a local member’s food bank.

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