Community Service Events

Holiday Labor of Love
With the help of volunteers from American Airlines, the MBFF distributed pantry bags to 107 families.

Holiday Labor of Love

Although there are many families in the Charlotte community who need assistance year-round, it is especially rewarding to offer a food distribution program for at-risk families during the holiday season. The Holiday Labor of Love does just that. By providing pantry boxes and other provisions such as restaurant and grocery gift cards and water, families can share in the holiday joy.

This year, the MBFF is growing its Holiday Labor of Love program to reach 125 families. Holiday joy will come with turkeys, food boxes, pies, prizes, and more. The MBFF will also give out 100 holiday gift bags to women and children living at the Salvation Army Center of Hope due to homelessness.

“We are so happy to be growing our food distribution program. Not only have we added an additional event during the Thanksgiving holiday, we have also been able to reach more families. By partnering with other community-based agencies, the MBFF reaches some of the most vulnerable individuals in our community,” states Terry Albanese, Executive Director of the Muggsy Bogues Family Foundation. “We can do this thanks to our sponsors and partners who believe in our mission.”

The 2020 Holiday Labor of Love event is sponsored by Mr. George Shinn and other key sponsors including Healthy Blue NC and CPI Security Systems. In-kind sponsors include Food Lion and Lowe’s.

Stephanie P., a client of Mental Health America of Central Carolinas, received a pantry bag during the Holiday Labor of Love event and she had this to share:

“It melts my heart. The bag says, I’m not forgotten. It made me feel that people care. It gets lonely when you have a child with special needs and you’re a single mom. The holidays are a great time to receive a gift like this. It made things easier for me and made my holiday brighter. I felt like I was able to give my kids something that I could not have done myself. I was so excited to win a Muggsy Bogues coffee mug too! I use it every morning.”

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