By: Liz Conant
There’s nothing the SacFoodies like more than enjoying a drink that gives back. So, when we heard the good news about a new partnership between the Sacramento Kings and Sierra Nevada to fight food insecurity with the release of a hoppy new beer, we were all in.
Here are the details: Earlier this year, Sierra Nevada unveiled a new program centered around the release of their Dankful IPA, pledging $1 million dollars to nonprofits nationwide to support and help raise awareness for work occurring in local communities. As part of this program, Sacramento nonprofit Sol Collective will receive $25,000 from Sierra Nevada and an additional $10,000 donation from the Kings for food boxes to be distributed to area families. The Kings will also provide volunteers for food box assembly and distribution as part of the team’s annual Season of Doing Good.
Committed to taking arts, culture and educational programming to youth since its establishment, Sol Collective had to close its doors and move online in early March. Since then, they have pivoted their work to meet the immediate needs of the community, distributing food boxes, personal protective equipment and garden starters to local families. The funds donated by both Sierra Nevada and the Kings will help the organization to ramp up the distribution of Sol CARE food boxes, allowing them to keep serving those in need into the critical Fall and Winter months. For more information, visit Kings.com.