The Moda Center is giving back in a big way, again.
After the Portland Trail Blazers’ two home games vs. the Memphis Grizzlies were canceled due to contract tracing, the Moda Center sprung into action to make sure any leftover foods ended up in the hands of Portland families.
Due to the postponements, the Moda Center donated hundreds of sandwiches and salads that would have typically been consumed by staff and media to Urban Gleaners, a local nonprofit organization started in 2006 in effort to deliver good, edible food to the Portland community that would otherwise be thrown away.
“It felt really good, our staff was really happy,” Clare Stager of Urban Gleaners told KGW. “They actually came to drop it off which is angel-like of them to do since our staff's resources are limited."
The food donated by the Moda Center will be divided among food boxes and delivered to local schools so families can enjoy them.
This isn’t the first time the Moda Center has donated food to feed the Portland community. Back in March, the Moda Center and food and beverage parter Levy Restaurants donated 2,800 pounds of food to Urban Gleaners due to postponed events due to the coronavirus pandemic.