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Urban Culture News October 2006 ACTION ALERT Support Feedin' Folks
October 2006 ACTION ALERT Support Feedin' Folks PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert ID3043   
Monday, 02 October 2006 12:45

Every Sunday and major holiday, Brother Pow’wah and Sister Phu''cha feed the homeless and less fortunate of Memphis, TN with their aid organization, Feedin'' Folks. These two Africans dedicate their time, while also maintaining various businesses, to help Afrikan people. They collect donations from companies and individuals year round in order to contribute their energy and resources into distributing cooked foods, fresh fruits and vegetables to disadvantaged people in the community.

The Feedin’ Folks program offers an opportunity for us to reach out and directly assist individuals in our community in developing and supporting one another through charitable contributions.

Purpose of Action: Supporting these efforts makes it possible for the Feedin’ Folks program to continue in the work of feeding and clothing the disadvantaged Afrikans of Memphis, TN.

Afrikans account for nearly 63% of the total population of Memphis Tennessee, where as of 2004, approximately 38% of children under the age of 18 live below the poverty level, while nearly 25% of all people live below the poverty level. (2004 Census, http://factfinder.census.gov )

Founded by Bro. Pow''wah and Sis. Phu’cha, Feedin'' Folks has been helping to sustain Afrikans families. Since then is has become a joint effort with the musical duo Brotha's Keeper (J’malo Torriel and Ed Brittenum), who aids in providing community services for the Memphis area. Brotha’s Keeper also operates a program called Youth Prison Prevention, Over 600 young people in the Memphis area have been positively affected by this program. Brotha's Keeper is also responsible for the Summer Youth Theatre, which spotlights the varying talents of Memphis area youth, as well as an annual coat drive during the winter season.

With our joint effort we can help continue to feed, cloth, and educate African people in Tennessee!

Participate

How you can make a difference today:

Make either a financial or non-monetary donation. You can mail a money order or a check to the address below (no amount is too small or large), or you can send non-perishable food items such as clothing and school supplies.

Feedin’ Folks

1275 Winchester Ave.

Memphis, TN 38116

901-859-4051 (J’malo Torriel)

www.brothaskeepa.com

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Or you can make an online donation to support Feedin Folks, Youth Prison Prevention, and the Summer Youth Theatre through The People’s Fund: http://www.brothaskeepa.com/Themovement.htm

Goals and Outcomes

Goals:

1. To feed and clothe those in need within the Memphis area.

2. To provide a reliable social program for the benefit of those in our community.

3. Uplift the community through an outreach program that reinforces strong community bonds.

Outcomes:

1. Providing an opportunity for disenfranchised Afrikans in the Memphis community to rediscover financial self-empowerment.

2. Lower the total percentage of Afrikans in the Memphis area living below the poverty line.

3. Instill a sense of interdependence and unity within the community.

"Now is the time for us to come together with one another, to organize, to speak out and speak up on behalf of each other. There is no time to waste, while we debate, define, and discuss; the enemy continues his genocidal plan. We need to bear in mind the Ashanti proverb: ''Two men in a burning house must not stop to argue.'' " - Dr. Mutulu Shakur

UHURU!

Please visit and support:

Assata Shakur Forum - http://www.assatashakur.org/forum

FTP Movement - http://www.FTPmovement.com

 
Urban Culture News October 2006 ACTION ALERT Support Feedin' Folks

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