Timberwolves offering free lunch amid coronavirus outbreak
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Levy Restaurants are joining together to donate the Timberwolves arena Target Center’s perishable food to the Twin Cities community amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Timberwolves Executive Chef David Fhima is offering free lunch to those in need:
“It is times like these when we as a community need to come together more than ever and take care of each other,” Fhima told CBS Minnesota. “For most of my life, all me and my colleagues have known how to do is feed people and today is no different to assist our community in this time of need.”
The Timberwolves were one of the teams which donated money to the arena workers who are missing out on paychecks because of the suspended NBA season.
The NBA suspended play last Wednesday after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. Thus far, it is believed that no one on the Timberwolves has the virus since the franchise hasn’t released a statement.
Before the season got suspended, the Timberwolves were in 14th place in the Western Conference standings with a record of 19-45. They were on their way to missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season.
If the season does resume, the Timberwolves will have 18 games left in the regular season. Star big man Karl-Anthony Towns might be able to play if games are played in the summer since his wrist injury should be healed by then.
Here’s to hoping that the NBA resumes in the summer, but only if the coronavirus pandemic has died down.