The Carolina Panthers Yetur Gross-Matos to host the 2nd Annual YGM Thanksgiving Dinner Distribution
CHARLOTTE, NC - Yetur Gross Matos, starting DE for the Carolina Panthers, is teaming up with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina for the second year in a row to host his YGM Thanksgiving Dinner Distribution to benefit Governors Village Elementary School’s children and families.
Yetur will personally host the event set up as a drive through. He will pass out the Thanksgiving food to the children and their families, including a fun surprise. Each family will receive a turkey, donated by Yetur, a box of fresh produce, and a box of Thanksgiving dinner sides. There will also be an opportunity to take a quick photo with Yetur. All the families will be invited directly by the Elementary School.
“I am grateful to be partnering for the second year in a row with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina for my YGM Thanksgiving Dinner Distribution. Last year’s event was truly amazing and I’m planning to make this year even better! It brings me great joy to be able to give back to this great community. I’m really looking forward to meeting these cool kids and their families. I want to make all the difference I can this holiday season, and here is where we start. ”– Yetur – Gross Matos, Carolina Panthers.
Monday’s distribution is scheduled for 4:30-6pm EST at Governors Village Elementary, 7810 Neal Road, Charlotte, NC 28262.
“Second Harvest Food Bank is thrilled to partner with Yetur for the second straight year.” Stated Kay Carter, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. “Every family should be safe, warm, and well-fed on Thanksgiving and throughout the year. We appreciate Yetur’s generosity in helping meet the needs of children at Governor’s Village Elementary School.”
Yetur Gross-Matos is in his third year as Defensive End for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He became a starter in the beginning of the 2022 season and has quickly shown his dominance among the competition. Yetur is passionate about giving back to the community and is involved in a variety of events throughout the year. He played college football at Penn State and was drafted by the Panthers in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina Boilerplate serves 24 counties in North and South Carolina. In the fiscal year 2020-2021, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina distributed over 82 million pounds of food and household items to over 800 hunger-feeding agencies including emergency pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior programs, and low-income daycares.