Salt Lake City’s homeless men and women ate turkey and mashed potatoes a few days early this week with a Thanksgiving meal sponsored by the Utah Jazz.

The Larry H. Miller Group — which owns the team — hosted the holiday feast at the Vivint Smart Home Arena on Monday.

“We are ever mindful of those less fortunate than ourselves and cannot afford to turn our back on this group of people,” Gail Miller, the group’s owner, said in a news release. “The homeless are our brothers and sisters who happen to find themselves in unfortunate circumstances, facing significant challenges.”

It’s the 20th year the Jazz have provided the annual meal. Last year, volunteers served more than 2,700 dinners. The event — with partners including the Salt Lake City Mission, Utah Food Services and Salted Honey Hospitality — also includes distribution of winter clothes and shoes.