SAVANNAH, GA (October 21, 2013): The Savannah Impact Program’s (SIP) Workforce Investment Act Program (WIA) is hosting its Third Annual Slam Dunk Hunger Basketball Game and Food Drive, in which WIA youth program participants take on Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officers and SIP staff.

The game is set for Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club, at 510 E. Charlton Street.

Guests are asked to donate canned goods upon entry. All donations support SIP’s ‘Stock the Pantry Month’ outreach program, done every October to benefit the Social Apostolate of Savannah’s food and meal assistance initiatives.

Prior to the event, food donation boxes will be placed at SCMPD headquarters, all Metro precincts, the SIP office, Savannah State University, and the Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club.

Popcorn donated by Amerigroup and cotton candy provided by Shed’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice will be available to guests at no charge.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Slam Dunk Hunger Basketball Game and Food Drive is a part of WIA’s community service, leadership development and adult mentoring “elements,” geared towards educational and career success of local youth.

SIP is a specialized Unit of SCMPD, with a focus on community policing, behavioral and educational skills training for at risk and high risk individuals.

For more information contact Toisaun Denson, Loreal Lee, Jeff Parsons or DeLeah Blake, at (912) 651-4350.