SAVANNAH, GA (October 1, 2015): The Savannah Impact Program (SIP) is gearing up for its 5th Annual Slam Dunk Hunger Basketball Game and Canned Food Drive, where youth participating in SIP’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program (WIOA) will join forces with Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officers and SIP staff in a competition with a good cause.

The game is set for Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m. at the Delaware Community Center, at 1815 Lincoln Street.

This event will include a slam dunk showdown, three point contest and live music. A donation of one canned good is requested for admission.

Beginning on Monday, Oct. 5, food donation boxes will be placed at SCMPD’s headquarters, administration building and precincts along with the SIP office, the Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club and the Delaware Community Center. All donations support SIP’s ‘Stock the Pantry Month’ outreach program. Stock the Pantry takes place every October to benefit the Social Apostolate of Savannah’s food and meal assistance initiatives.

WIOA seeks to assist eligible youth in achieving academic and employment success through effective and comprehensive activities.

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

For more information, contact SIP at (912) 651-4350.