“Amid the current public health crisis, the new normal of social distancing, shuttered businesses and lost wages has led to thousands more New Yorkers facing hunger,” wrote Rachel Lewis of BSE Global in a press release.
BSE Global is the company that oversees sales, marketing, operations and programming for the Barclays Center. BSE Global also manages the both the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA and the Long Island Nets of the NBA G League.
“According to a poll recently published by The New York Times, half of New York City residents are concerned about how they will afford food as this crisis continues, while approximately 40 percent of soup kitchens and food pantries across the city have closed,” added the release.
Along with food and household supplies, the pantry also provided NBA Math Hoops board games to families. Math Hoops is a board game meant for students to practice and hone their skills in math and social learning through the game of basketball.