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Michael Jordan donates $2 million from “The Last Dance” proceeds to help hungry ahead of Thanksgiving

Feeding America works with 200 food banks across the U.S.
Former basketball superstar Michael Jordan speaks during a press conference ahead of NBA...
Former basketball superstar Michael Jordan speaks during a press conference ahead of NBA basketball game between Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks in Paris, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.(Source: AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Published: Nov. 26, 2020 at 9:49 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/CBS) - NBA Legend Michael Jordan donated $2 million to help feed the hungry this holiday season.

“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 proceeds for the donation came from Jordan’s “The Last Dance” documentary showcasing his journey to his sixth and final NBA championship.

Feeding America works with 200 food banks across the U.S.

“An incredible gift to be thankful for – NBA legend Michael Jordan is donating $2 million to help our neighbors facing hunger!” Feeding America tweeted.

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