The Kings and New Orleans Pelicans were moments away from tipping off on Wednesday when the game was delayed and then postponed due to coronavirus fears.
So what did the Kings do with all the food at Golden 1 Center that was set to be sold at concession stands?
On Friday, in partnership with Legends Hospitality, the Kings donated all prepared and perishable food to the Sacramento County Office of Education and the Sacramento Food Bank to help those impacted by the global coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Kings, here’s what they were able to donate:
«Today, all perishable goods on hand (approx. 2,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables) were donated to the Sacramento County Office of Education to assist efforts to provide meals to families throughout Sacramento County that have been affected by the recent school closures.
Following the cancelled game on Wednesday, nearly 1,000 pounds of prepared food was donated to the Sacramento Food Bank to feed those in need.»
The Kings announced earlier Friday that they will pay all arena employees through March.
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The NBA suspended the 2019-20 regular season Wednesday night, and commissioner Adam Silver believes the hiatus could last at least 30 days.
The Kings are a big part of the community in Sacramento, and they will have lots of opportunities to help those in need while they wait for the season to start up again.
Kings, Golden 1 Center donate food to coronavirus-affected community originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area