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Ocotober 2006 ACTION ALERT

 Title:Support Feedin' Folks
Time Frame:
1 Months

Plan of Action: Contribute financial support and resources towards the Feedin' Folks program in the Memphis, Tennessee area.

Purpose of Action: 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.

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)

Founded by Bro. Pawwa and Sis. Pu’cha, Feedin' Folks has been helping Afrikans since 19--??. 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!


What You Should Do Now:


Make a donation. You can mail a money order or a check to the address below (no amount is too small or large).

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


Make an non-monetary donation: Office Supplies, Office Equipment, Computers, Printers and Fax machines, Books: Pan-Africanism, History, Agriculture, Sociology and the like.

Feedin’ Folks  
1275 Winchester Ave.
Memphis, TN 38116
901-859-4051 (J’malo Torriel)

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Goals & Outcomes

To feed and clothe those in need within the Memphis area.
 To provide a reliable social program for the benefit of those in our community.
 Uplift the community through an outreach and reinforce community bonds.

Providing an opportunity for Memphis Afrikans to rediscover financial self-empowerment.
 Support for educational in Afrikan Nations with limited resources.
 Lower the percentage of Memphis Afrikans living in poverty.
 Instill a sense of interdependence and unity within the community.


Please take a few moments and provide us with important feedback about this Action Alert. Your opinions are important!

October Action Alert
I participated:

I sent a financial donation.
I sent some other kind of donation.
I sent a message of solidarity.
I did all of the above.

Feeding the people should be:

Our number one priority!
Needs to done by all Pan-Afrikan groups on some level.
Isn't all that important.

Seeing this alert made me:

Remember that you gotta feed 'em to educate 'em.
That poverty and hunger are big issues.
People finally doing what I been doing for years.
I need to get more involved in the hood.

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