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More than 500 volunteers, including current players, legends, partners and guests from the National Basketball Association (NBA), gathered at several locations in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Friday, February 17, 2023, to participate in hands-on service projects. These projects are helping to alleviate food insecurity and provide essential items for those in need across Northern and Central Utah. Locations included the Utah Bishops’ Central Storehouse, Utah Food Bank and Volunteers of America. The projects are part of the NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service 2023 activities.

The best basketball players in the world are in town for the 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend (February 17–19).

Volunteers sorted and packed food donations to distribute to low-income students and families.

“Those who participated in the service project helped assemble more than 6,700 family food boxes as well as 2,800 hygiene kits,” said Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles who attended the event at the Church’s Utah Bishops’ Central Storehouse.

“This of source harkens from the Lord Jesus Christ who invited his followers to follow the two great commandments to love God and one another. That’s what we have tried to do today,” said Elder Rasband.

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