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Suns donate $25K to help feed hungry families across the Valley

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They will partner with The Duce, a downtown bar, and a local nonprofit to help deliver food to Phoenix families in need.

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With no games to play still, the Phoenix Suns have focused on different ways to lift up the community recently than they may have expected.

To that end, the organization decided to donate $25,000 to support a new endeavor called Food Fight, which will be a partnership between local companies including the bar/restaurant The Duce and Waste Not, a local non-profit.

According to a press release, “(Food Fight’s) mission is to deliver comfort food via Waste Not’s team of dedicated volunteer drivers to thousands of local families who’ve suddenly and unexpectedly found themselves on the ropes. With the capacity of cooking up to a thousand meals a day, they’ll feed thousands of hungry families across the valley.”

The team has also committed to paying employees a portion of their wages for all canceled events through April after doing the same in March. The organization under Robert Sarver has been a consistent and impassioned community leader, and guard Devin Booker has only added to that commitment.

They’re continuing those efforts despite slashed revenue now.

“Since the NBA season was postponed, our efforts organization-wide have been focused on working with our partners to assist the most vulnerable in our community,” said Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver. “We are proud to support the Duce and Waste Not’s efforts to help those struggling with hunger and encourage others to do the same. Getting through these challenging times together requires teamwork and we will continue to identify where support is needed most.”