Former Carolina Panther Thomas Davis hosts annual Dinner of Hope

CHARLOTTE — Former Carolina Panther Thomas Davis will be hosting his 14th Annual Dinner of Hope for families living in the Salvation Army Tuesday night.

The Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation said it bused 100 residents to a decorated catered venue.

The organization also provided boxed lunches for another 100 people to enjoy.

The foundation said this is the first time the dinner has been back in person since 2019, with boxed meals being delivered in 2020 and 2021 when COVID-19 numbers were high.

“This is my favorite event. The opportunity to take the families out of their environment for a night of good food and music is truly a blessing,” said Davis.

Davis said the dinner is a part of the foundation’s programming to help over 2,100 people a year.

Volunteers from Livent, a lithium products company in Bessemer City, hand-served meals to the families as a special way to celebrate Thanksgiving.

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