Joe Maddon feeds 150 homeless to kick off Cubs Convention week

CHICAGO -- Joe Maddon kicked off Cubs Convention week with his annual "Thanksmas Dinner."

Maddon and wife Jaye prepared and served home-cooked Italian meals to more than 150 homeless men and women at Catholic Charities on North LaSalle.

Cubs coaches joined in to help Maddon as the event raises awareness for Chicago's homeless community. He started the event 11 years ago and still holds dinners in Tampa and his hometown in Pennsylvania.

In team news, Maddon offered no updates on Jake Arrieta, saying he's not recruiting and leaving it up to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer.