Panthers launch meal program to help underserved neighborhoods

Panthers launch meal program to help underserved neighborhoods
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers have teamed up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to deliver meals to underserved areas of Charlotte.

The Panthers Neighborhood Kitchen program kicks off next week and will consist of six different meal distributions in some of Charlotte’s highest-need neighborhoods.

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The program will distribute 300 individual prepared meals, all of which are chef specialties from three locally owned African American catering companies/chefs: Curbeam Cuisines (Chef Jeremy), Jimmy Pearls and Maiya Cooks (Chef Maiya).

A Panthers alumni player and Sir Purr will be on hand to help distribute the meals.

“The Carolina Panthers are grateful for the partnership and support of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and Charlotte Black Owned to provide critical meal service to some of our community’s most fragile neighborhoods and families in need,” Carolina Panthers director of community relations Riley Fields said in a news release.

“It is our hope that beyond providing a substantial meal, the Panthers Neighborhood Kitchen program will also provide an uplifting experience for children and families,” Fields added.

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