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Atlanta-based record label Quality Control Music and the recently-formed Betty Brooks Foundation have partnered with Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and Growing Places Indy to host the first Grocery Giveback on March 15 to combat food insecurity in Indianapolis.

“Being born and raised in Indianapolis, I’ve seen firsthand the resilience and strength of our Indy Community,” said Kevin “Coach K” Lee, chief operating officer of Qualit Control Music. Lee is a recent IPS Hall of Fame Awards inductee. “This year, I’ve also seen the many hardships that these families have faced, which is why now more than ever, it’s important for us to continue working to alleviate food insecurity and support our local communities — a purpose instilled in me at a very young age by my grandmother, Betty Brooks.”

At the pop-up grocery store, up to 250 families can get fresh produce, meat and seafood, eggs, milk and bread. For everyone’s safety, social distancing will be required. You must be pre-registered to attend. To register, click here.

“Through this partnership, we are excited to announce the formation of The Betty Brooks Foundation in memory of our late grandmother, Betty Marlene Brooks,” said Victoria Beaty, executive director of Growing Places Indy. “Our grandmother believed in giving back to her community, and we will continue her spirit of giving through the Betty Brooks Foundation.”

The Grocery Giveback will run from noon to 2 p.m. May 15 at Growing Places Indy, 727 N. Oriental Street.

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