On Friday June 24., the Atlanta Hawks and UPS, the team’s official delivery and hometown Atlanta logistics partner, joined together with Goodr, an Atlanta-based social impact startup leveraging technology to reduce food waste and end hunger, to provide a one-week supply of groceries, easy-to-prepare recipes and age-appropriate books for more than 300 families in Fulton County. The event provided students and families, with many of those in the Therrell Cluster, with nutritious meals, reading materials and activities to help combat summer slide.
“We are grateful to UPS in joining us in this effort to fight local food insecurity,” said Hawks Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility Andrea Carter.
“Goodr is is always honored to partner with the Atlanta Hawks and UPS to support underserved Atlantans,” Goodr Founder and CEO Jasmine Crowe said.
In Nov. 2021, the Atlanta Hawks and UPS provided Thanksgiving Day essentials to more than 350 families in Clayton County. The event featured Hawks Head Coach Nate McMillan, Assistant Coach Joe Prunty and Hawks players Clint Capela and Jalen Johnson, who were joined by UPS employees and volunteers to pack and distribute groceries for free in time for the holiday. In Dec. 2021, the Hawks announced Jasmine Crowe, Founder and CEO of Goodr as a recipient of the ‘Forever 404 Honors presented by Sharecare.’