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The Kings donated tons of food to help those suffering due to shutdowns

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A very nice move by the Kings

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The Sacramento Kings are giving back to the community yet again. Following yesterday’s confirmation that the Kings would be taking care of arena workers and, at a minimum, paying them for their scheduled hours through the end of the month, we have another story of the Kings doing the right thing.

The Sacramento Bee’s Jason Anderson reported that the Kings are donating thousands of pounds of prepared and perishable food to help those impacted by the current coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Donating food that otherwise would go to waste seems like a no-brainer, but we’re witnessing NBA teams drag their feet on supporting their part-time arena employees, and instead relying on players to shoulder the burden. As such, I’m happy to see the Kings stepping up to support their employees and the community at large in any way they can.

Well done, Kings.