Friday, the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm are expanding the Snack Pack program to now include a series of pop-up events throughout the month of June to help address food insecurity for youth. This initiative is in partnership with Goodr, an Atlanta-based social impact startup leveraging technology to reduce food waste and end hunger. The Snack Pack Summer Series will include stops at recreation centers across metro Atlanta that are home to Hawks community basketball courts and State Farm Good Neighbor Clubs. To provide a safe experience for the community while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, the pop-ups will function as a drive-thru.

WHERE:

Fri., June 4, 3-5 p.m. at @Promise Youth Center

Fri., June 11, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Lucky Shoals Park*

Sat., June 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Bessie Branham Recreation Center

Fri., June 16, 3 – 5 p.m. at Gresham Park

Sat., June 19, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at William Walker Recreation Center*

Sat., June 26, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Ron Anderson Recreation Center*

*Harry the Hawk and the ATL Dancers will be at the event.

Since February 2020 and after its inception, the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm have provided more than 24,000 snack packs to students in the metro Atlanta area. The Snack Pack Program is an initiative designed to help fill the food insecurity gap by ensuring that children have access to food and snacks that are either already prepared or easy to make. Historically during the summer, there is an increased number of children that experience hunger given that they do not have access to snacks and lunches that would be distributed during the school day. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this was also an issue during the school year given students were learning virtually and not physically in the school building.

A general view of the Atlanta Hawks' MLK themed court inside State Farm Arena on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. (Photo by: Itoro N. Umontuen/The Atlanta Voice)

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