Hornets team up with Bank of America, black-owned restaurants to serve 2020 meals

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Hornets have teamed up with Bank of America to expand their annual Day of Service to be the first Week of Service.

This week, the two organizations are partnering with local black-owned restaurants to provide 2,020 meals to health care and essential workers and others in need.

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 Consolidated will provide more than 2,000 drinks 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,” Hornets President and Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield said in a news release.

“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,” Bowman added.