SAVANNAH, GA (October 8, 2014): The Savannah Impact Program (SIP) is gearing up for the 4th Annual Slam Dunk Hunger Basketball Game and Food Drive, where youth participants of SIP’s Workforce Investment Act Program (WIA) will take on Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officers and SIP staff.

The game is set for Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 5:30 p.m. at the Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club, at 510 E. Charlton Street.

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

Beginning on Monday, Oct. 13, food donation boxes will be placed at SCMPD headquarters, the SCMPD administration building, all Metro precincts and the SIP office.

This event is free and open to the public. Guests are asked to donate canned goods upon entry.

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 SIP at (912) 651-4350.