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On Monday the Atlanta Hawks announced that Hawks superstar John Collins has joined forces with the Hawks Foundation and State Farm to extend their partnership with Goodr, an Atlanta-based social impact startup leveraging technology to reduce food waste and end hunger, to continue providing support in their efforts 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. Donations from Collins, the Hawks Foundation and State Farm, will allow Goodr to provide three more pop-up grocery stores in underserved communities throughout Metro Atlanta and to continue delivering food and supplies directly to senior citizens at senior facilities or their homes in the coming weeks.
“The city of Atlanta is my home, which is why it’s so important for me to help the local community and give back during these difficult times. I am especially excited that we are continuing to support our arena part-time staff, who often work additional jobs to make ends meet with these groceries,” said Collins. “I’m proud to be working with the Hawks Foundation, State Farm and Goodr to make sure people are getting the food and meals they need.”
.@jcollins20_ has joined forces with @TheGoodrCo, @StateFarm & the Hawks Foundation to help fund three more pop-up grocery stores and more meal deliveries to serve families in this unprecedented time of need 💪
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) April 27, 2020
The pop-up grocery stores that we’ve done in partnership with the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm have meant so much to the Atlanta community. Each week registration filled up in a matter of minutes because food is a resource that people can’t live without,” said Jasmine Crowe, Founder & CEO of Goodr Inc.
“In times like this, it’s so important that we truly live our mission to help others, and we’re honored to have the opportunity to do that through these weekly efforts.”said Dan Krause, Senior Vice President at State Farm.
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.