Michael Jordan Donates $2M from “The Last Dance” Proceeds to Help Feed the Hungry Ahead of Thanksgiving

Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan during a pre match press conference, Paris, France, January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

NBA legend and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan donated $2 million in proceeds from “The Last Dance” documentary to help the hungry ahead of Thanksgiving amid the pandemic.

“In these challenging times and in a year of unimaginable difficulty due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to pause and give thanks,” Jordan said Wednesday in a statement shared by nonprofit Feeding America. “I am proud to be donating additional proceeds from The Last Dance to Feeding America and its member food banks in the Carolinas and Chicago to help feed America’s hungry.”

The organization, which says it’s the “largest charitable food assistance network,” works with 200 food banks and 60,000 food partners across the U.S.

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SOURCE: CBS News, Christopher Brito