Detroit Pistons and Forgotten Harvest Come Together to Host Thanksgiving Dinner

A portion of Pistons ticket sales to help feed thousands across Metro Detroit

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons and Forgotten Harvest are hosting their annual Thanksgiving dinner for hundreds of families Nov. 15, from 5:30-7 p.m., at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Pistons players, coaches and Palace Sports & Entertainment staff will host the dinner that will include performances from Pistons Entertainment and an appearance from Pistons’ mascot Hooper.

“Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather and enjoy each other’s company,” said Dennis Mannion, President and CEO of Palace Sports & Entertainment. “We want the community to view us as part of their family and we are honored to celebrate this special time and holiday with so many deserving people.”

“We are so grateful to the Detroit Pistons Organization for their continued support of this great event and making it an annual tradition,” said Susan Goodell, president and CEO of Forgotten Harvest, named America’s largest food rescue last year by rescuing a record 43.9 million pounds of food in metro Detroit. “This special Thanksgiving feast brings so much joy and happiness to many families in the Pontiac area who deserve it.”

In addition to Forgotten Harvest, the Pistons are also partnering with the following organizations to make this year’s Thanksgiving dinner a success: corporate partners Tim Horton’s and Coca-Cola; and donating partners, Levy Restaurants, Parsonage Events of Clarkston and Nordlie Inc.

A portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased for Pistons home games on Nov. 16 and Nov. 18 will go to Forgotten Harvest – the equivalent of 25 meals per ticket sold – to feed Metro Detroiters in need.

Purchase Detroit Pistons tickets today for the Nov. 16 game against the Orlando Magic and for the Nov. 18 game against the Boston Celtics at www.Pistons.com/forgottenharvest or call our general ticket line at 248-377-0100, and help feed thousands across Metro Detroit!

The Come Together Foundation, a designated 501(c)(3) public charity, re-launched in August 2012. It was originally founded in 1989 as the Pistons-Palace Foundation, a private foundation. The mission aims to utilize the foundation as an effective tool to support overall Come Together vision and mission by strategically collaborating with community organizations to raise awareness and provide financial support in areas of volunteerism, youth leadership and those identified as NBA Cares sponsored programs.

Forgotten Harvest was formed in 1990 to fight two problems: hunger and waste. Forgotten Harvest “rescued” 43.9 million pounds of food last year by collecting surplus prepared and perishable food from 455 sources, including grocery stores, fruit and vegetable markets, restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors and other Health Department-approved sources. This donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered free-of-charge to over 260 emergency food providers in the Metro Detroit area. Learn more about Forgotten Harvest and how to help drive hunger from our community at www.forgottenharvest.org.