Via FC Dallas
FC Dallas and Toyota are taking care of those who are taking care of the community by delivering meals to the volunteers at Frisco FastPacs, an organization that provides meals for students in the Frisco Independent School District today.
The donated meals were originally intended for upcoming FC Dallas matches at Toyota Stadium. Because of the suspension of MLS play and the growing need for resources and volunteers, FC Dallas and Toyota recognized the need to help the volunteers who are providing such a vital service in our community. Legends Hospitality chefs worked to prepare and package the meals.
“We’re proud to work with Legends Hospitality and the food and beverage team at Toyota Stadium to provide these meals to the volunteers who are tirelessly working to ensure that FISD students do not go hungry during this unprecedented time,” said FC Dallas Foundation Manager Brooke Leverette.
Frisco FastPacs is a service that delivers weekend meals to all 72 Frisco Independent School District campuses, serving more than 1,000 children, to ensure they do not go hungry when school is not in session. Following FISD’s response to extend spring break until Friday, March 20 due to COVID-19, Frisco FastPacs is currently working with the district and Lovepacs Frisco to provide meals to those students in need at six different middle schools.
“Mr. Rogers always said that in scary times, we should look for the helpers,” said Frisco Fastpacs Executive Director Heather Canterbury. “Our Fastpacs volunteers have stepped up unbelievably to be those helpers in in this crisis. To have FC Dallas and Toyota take care of our people so they can keep taking care of these kids means everything.”
LAFC is continuing to be a force for good in the community during a difficult time. On Tuesday, the Club teamed with partners Legends and the LAFC Foundation to donate fresh fruits and vegetables to local community partner Union Rescue Mission.
“We wanted to support our local community during this time of hardship and need,” said LAFC Director of Community Relations Aida Morrow. “Union Rescue Mission focuses on helping men, women, and children experiencing homelessness. As a force for good in our local community, we wanted to align with an organization that is working to make a difference in our city.”
The food donated to the mission was originally purchased for LAFC’s upcoming matches at Banc of California Stadium. Due to the suspension of the MLS season and the urgent need for such supplies, the Club and its partners felt donating the perishable goods would be the greatest help to the surrounding community.
“Union Rescue Mission is based in downtown LA and speaks true of LAFC’s goal to positively impact the heart of Los Angeles,” Morrow said. “Throughout our growing partnership, LAFC has donated food and clothing, served food at URM’s events, and thrown a holiday party for their residents.
“We want to continue that partnership with the help of Legends and the LAFC Foundation by supporting Union Rescue Mission’s ongoing efforts to care for the homeless population in and around downtown Los Angeles.”
For more information on Union Rescue Mission and how you can help, visit www.urm.org. And for more community information, including the latest COVID-19 news, tips to stay safe, and updates from state and local officials, go to publichealth.lacounty.gov or bookmark lafc.com/covid-19.
Via Sacramento Bee
The Sacramento Kings have donated thousands of pounds of food this week to local organizations to help feed those in the community who have been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
The team announced Friday that all prepared and perishable food on hand on Golden 1 Center has been donated to the Sacramento County Office of Education and the Sacramento Food Bank. The food would have gone unused at the arena, where Kings games and other upcoming events have been canceled or postponed in response to the outbreak.
The Kings said they donated nearly 1,000 pounds of prepared food to the Sacramento Food Bank after their game against the New Orleans Pelicans was postponed Wednesday. They donated about 2,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables to the Sacramento County Office of Education on Friday to assist efforts to provide meals to families affected by Sacramento County school closures.
“The health and well-being of our community is our top priority,” the Kings said in a written statement. “We are committed to looking out for one another as we all navigate this uncertain time together.”
The NBA has suspended its season for a minimum of 30 days after two Utah Jazz players tested positive for the coronavirus. Other upcoming sporting events and concerts at Golden 1 Center have been cancelled or postponed as well, including the CIF State Basketball Championships, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and concerts featuring Celine Dion and Cher.
Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health recommend limiting large gatherings for the remainder of March to slow the spread of the coronavirus.