The New Orleans Pelicans, in collaboration with Ibotta, and the Bayou District Foundation, distributed over 100 Thanksgiving meals to the Columbia Parc community in New Orleans on November 15. This collective effort demonstrates the strong commitment of each organization to giving back and positively impacting the local community. Pelicans players Brandon Ingram, Trey Murphy III and Cody Zeller were key participants in the turkey distribution.
For the third year, Ibotta, a leading performance marketing platform and cash back rewards network, worked with the New Orleans Pelicans to make the Thanksgiving food distribution event a reality. Rouses Markets supplied Thanksgiving turkeys and fixings. This participation emphasizes the Pelicans' and Ibotta’s dedication to creating a meaningful Thanksgiving experience for those in need.
Each bag contained the following food items:
- Thanksgiving Turkey
- Rouses Can Corn
- Rouses Cut Green Beans
- Turkey Gravy
- Whole Cranberry Sauce
- Idahoan Instant Mashed Potatoes
- Cornbread Stuffing mix
- Corn Muffin Mix
- Can Cut Yams
- Macaroni & Cheese meal kit
Photos: Pelicans, Ibotta team up for Thanksgiving meal distribution at Columbia Parc
1 / 58NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 15, 2023: Brandon Ingram, Trey Murphy and Cody Zeller of the New Orleans Pelicans joined Ibotta to host a Thanksgiving meal distribution event for Columbia Parc residents on November 15, 2023. Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)
"Thanksgiving is an essential time for Ibotta to give back, which we do through our annual Thanksgiving program and our partnership with the Pelicans to donate meals directly in the community," said Rich Donahue, Chief Marketing Officer, Ibotta. "We are driven by our mission to make every purchase rewarding, and our partnership with the Pelicans enables opportunities to support deserving communities in New Orleans."
As a proud member of the community, the New Orleans Pelicans recognize the significance of giving back and supporting local neighborhoods. Ibotta, the Pelicans’ Home Court Champion partner and jersey patch sponsor, is unwavering in its commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families. Their partnership with the Bayou District Foundation exemplifies their shared dedication to community welfare.
"Our partnership with Ibotta and the Bayou District Foundation to distribute Thanksgiving meals at Columbia Parc embodies our dedication to support our community,” said New Orleans Saints and Pelicans President Dennis Lauscha. “Together, we aim to create a spirit of togetherness and gratitude during this special time of year. We believe in the strength of collective action and are honored to serve our local community."
The Bayou District Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering community development and empowerment, played a pivotal role in making this event possible. Together with the New Orleans Pelicans and Ibotta, they aimed to provide a sense of togetherness during this special time of year.
In addition to the Pelicans players, members of the New Orleans Pelicans organization, Ibotta volunteers and Bayou District Foundation were on hand to distribute the Thanksgiving meals and share in the festivities with the Columbia Parc community.
Built and headquartered in Denver, Colo., Ibotta ("I bought a...") is a leading performance marketing platform allowing brands to deliver digital promotions to over 200 million consumers through a network of publishers called the Ibotta Performance Network (IPN). The IPN allows marketers to influence what people buy, and where and how often they shop – all while paying only when their campaigns directly result in a sale. American shoppers have earned over $1.5 billion through the Ibotta Performance Network since 2012. A great place to work, Ibotta has been recognized by The Denver Post four consecutive times, made BuiltIn Colorado’s Best Places to Work list three years in a row and appeared on Inc.’s list of Best Workplaces twice.
About the Bayou District Foundation:
The Bayou District Foundation is a nonprofit organization that focuses on community development and empowerment in the Greater New Orleans area. They work tirelessly to improve the lives of residents and create opportunities for growth and success.