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The Charlotte Hornets feed an expanded week of service
Black-owned restaurants join initiative
Published Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:20 pm
by Ashley Mahoney | The Charlotte Post

Leah & Louise is among several Black-owned restaurants participating in the Charlotte Hornets’ Week of Service.

The Charlotte Hornets turned their annual Day of Service into a Week of Service.

The NBA franchise, Bank of America and local Black-owned restaurants began providing 2,020 meals to healthcare and essential workers and those in need in the community on Aug. 3. The Week of Service concludes on Aug. 7.  They will serve meals to healthcare workers at various Novant Health locations, shelters and essential workers at Food Lion, Walmart and Lowe’s locations.

“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,” Hornets President and Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield said in a statement. “While 2020 has had its difficulties, we hope these 2,020 meals will show our appreciation to some of the healthcare 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.”

Restaurants participating in the Week of Service include 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. They are providing meals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Chick-fil-A, Domino’s and Plate Perfect Catering are donating on Tuesday and Thursday. Beverages with each meal have been donated by Coca-Cola Consolidated.  

“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,” Bank of America Charlotte Market President Charles Bowman said. “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.”


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