Hawks, State Farm, Goodr combat food insecurity

The Atlanta Hawks through the Hawks Foundation and State Farm are providing support to Goodr in collaboration with the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation to deliver food and supplies to seniors at their homes, senior centers or at pop-up locations throughout the city. Last Friday, more than 500 families were served in three hours at the At-Promise Youth Center. COURTESY OF THE HAWKS FOUNDATION
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The Atlanta Hawks through the Hawks Foundation and State Farm are providing support to Goodr in collaboration with the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation to deliver food and supplies to seniors at their homes, senior centers or at pop-up locations throughout the city. Last Friday, more than 500 families were served in three hours at the At-Promise Youth Center. COURTESY OF THE HAWKS FOUNDATION

The Atlanta Hawks through the Hawks Foundation and State Farm are providing support to Goodr, an Atlanta-based social impact startup leveraging technology to reduce food waste and end hunger, in an effort to combat food insecurity during the current COVID-19 crisis for the most vulnerable populations: senior citizens and low-income students who rely on subsidized school meals for daily nourishment. Through donations from the Hawks Foundation and State Farm, Goodr is providing five pop-up grocery stores in underserved communities throughout Atlanta and delivering food and supplies directly to senior citizens at senior facilities or their homes.

In collaboration with the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation, Goodr is adapting its normal operations to comply with CDC guidelines which recommend social distancing and avoidance of large gatherings. The deliveries will utilize drive/walk-through systems to distribute the food. Three of the five pop-up grocery stores will take place at basketball courts previously renovated through the Hawks Foundation and four of the locations are in high-density areas served by parks through the city of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation.

The five pop-up locations:

• At-Promise Youth Center, 740 Cameron Madison Alexander Blvd NW

• Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation & Aquatic Center, 110 Hilliard St SE

• Thomasville Recreation Center, 1835 Henry Thomas Dr SE

• Center of Hope at Central Park in Old Fourth Ward, 400 Merritts Avenue N.E

• C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center, 3201 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW

Registration opens every Monday morning for future pop-up grocery stores. Participants must register at GoodrPopUp.Splashthat.com and will receive confirmation on dates and times of the pop-up grocery stores.