Muggsy Bogues foundation holds fundraiser to help families facing food insecurity

CHARLOTTE — More than 100 families were able to get free food and grocery gift cards on Saturday thanks to the Muggsy Bogues Family Foundation.

The foundation hosted its first spring time “Labor of Love” food distribution event at Freedom Communities Charlotte.

The organization, which was started by former Hornets icon Muggsy Bogues, handed out grocery gift cards, food items, bottled water, and reusable grocery bags.

Organizers said making sure people have access to food supports them in many ways.

“There is a big connection between food insecurity and both mental and physical health issues. So, we’re really addressing a lot of needs of families by helping them with food,” said Executive Director Terry Albanese.

The foundation’s mission is to empower at-risk youth and families to improve their quality of life by addressing food insecurity, access to education, and job training.

The foundation plans to have more distribution events in September, November, and December of this year. You can support events like this one by going online to the foundation’s page.

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