The 22nd annual “We Care – We Share” Thanksgiving Meal for local homeless and low-income individuals took place in a limited-contact environment beginning in the days preceding Thanksgiving.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Levy and Salted Honey Hospitality prepared 2,500 traditional Thanksgiving meals at Vivint Arena. With assistance from the Salt Lake City Mission, representatives from area emergency shelters and resource centers picked up their meals to return to their sites for distribution to those in need. The Utah Jazz Team Store has also donated items of clothing.
“For 22 years, our family and the Jazz organization have had the honor of providing a Thanksgiving meal for those who may not otherwise enjoy a meal during the holiday,” said Gail Miller, owner and chair of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. “Although we cannot come together in person as a community to share this year’s meal due to COVID, we feel extremely fortunate to continue to support those who need it most.”
Beneficiaries include 7th Street Treatment, Eagle Ranch Ministries, First Step House, Gail Miller Resource Center, Geraldine E. King Women’s Resource Center, Magna FACT, Salt Lake City Mission and more.
The “We Care – We Share” Thanksgiving Meal kicks off the Jazz organization’s participation in “Season of Giving,” an annual NBA initiative that encourages giving back to the local community during the holiday season.