The Brooklyn Nets and Key Food, through their first Charity Stripe initiative, have secured more than 8,000 pounds of food donations for Brooklyn families in need and on Thursday, they’ll celebrate it.
Through the Charity Stripe Initiative, Key Food and major consumer brands pledged to donate food or household goods for every free throw the Nets made at Barclays Center in the 2016-17 season. The Nets sank 777 free throws at Barclays Center this season, making the donation more than 10 pounds of food and/or household supplies per shot.
The Nets and Key Food will tip off donation day with a celebratory lunch at St. John’s Bread & Life Thursday from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Justin Hamilton, as well as representatives from Key Food and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, will volunteer by serving food during the celebratory lunch, which takes place on Key Food’s 80thanniversary.
It’s one of two such performance-driven charitable campaigns involving the Nets this season. One Day’s Wages is a a movement to alleviate extreme global poverty particularly by helping girl’s education. It’s become Jeremy Lin’s big charitable effort.
In Lin’s case, that’s $140,000. Lin is also asking others to join his effort, which so far has raised $154,000 towards a goal of $200,000. And just today, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson agreed to participate as well.