About the event
It's that time againnn..... The third annual Project Feed Thy Neighbor is back and TWICE as bigger than our previous years! With the new and improved business ventures and revitalization of Downtown Detroit, jobs and food security should be openly implemented in the surrounding communities, but many of the community members have yet to be offered any type of announcement on job openings or even free community resources to help seek local employment. After all of this research and being fed up with becoming a bystander to this issue, my closest friends and I decided to host a free food and empowerment service project last year for my birthday called, Project Feed Thy Neighbor. This service project was inspired by The Black Panther Party: Service to the People Programs free food program framework that The Black Panther Party had established for “Black and other poor people to buy good quality, nutritious food for their families.” (Huey P. Newton, Leader and Chief Theoretician of the Black Panther Party)” The program was successfully ran throughout the Black Panther Era but over time began to die down. During Project Feed Thy Neighbor we not only served the people in the Cass Corridor community, but we empowered them, fellowshipped, and made everlasting memories. From that day I decided as the organizer of this project to make it a tradition in honor of the work of the Black and Brown leaders who successfully maintained free food program for their communities and also to my Grandmother, Marlene Jumper who only exerted love and generosity through her service to her community, friends, and family members.
Why should you sponsor?
We really need all the help to make this event a successful one though, our first year we fed 50 friends with $20, our second year we were able to raise $400, and fed over 100+ people. The goal this year is to have PFTN at two locations in downtown Detroit, however, we need assistance with funds, supplies, and people in order to make a great differenece in local Detroit communities! I am currently recruiting any Volunteers and energetic spirits that are ready to serve and have fun are needed! Finally, I want to build awareness to fellow Detroit youth and Millennials on the importance of how we can play an important roles as community members in helping with issues that are currently going on in the city such as, food security, lack of after school resources, and safe social emotional learning spaces.
My name is Kyle Jumper-Smith and I am a Detroit native that is a current senior at Bowling Green State University studying Inclusive Early Childhood Education with aspirations of becoming an elementary school principal and leadership facilitator for teacher development. I am also a Robert and Ellen Thompson Scholar in the Sidney A. Ribeau President’s Leadership Academy and have served different roles in my campus community as the Vice President of the university's Black Student Union and current Director of Diversity Affairs for my university's Undergraduate Student Government. My most recent involvements include, becoming a Young People For 2017 Alumni where I was taught additional social justice related skills and later developing a successful service project called "Project Feed Thy Neighbor" where over 70 millennials served the Cass Corridor community in Detroit, Michigan.
Contact the Organizer
Contact the Organizer