The Business of the City: Miscellaneous

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

MLK Food Drive - Saturday, January 17th, 5:30 - Midnight

The Soup Kitchen, ca. 1937
Norman Wilfred Lewis (American, 1909-­1979)
Lithograph; Sheet; 21 1/2 x 17 1/4 in. (54.6 x 43.8 cm)
Image: 15 1/2 x 11 1/8 (39.4 x 28.3 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Gift of Reba and Dave Williams, 1999 (1999.529.118)

This is one of my favorite works by the great African American artist Norman Lewis (1909-1979). This lithograph was created in 1937, but in 2015, folks are still going hungry.

This Saturday, January 17, I look forward to seeing folks at the 7th Annual MLK Food Drive and Potluck Celebration, hosted by Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and First Lady Amelia Mapp at their home. See the invite below--the entire community is invited. 

As one who has attended all the previous celebrations, I can attest to the fact that it is a wonderful event in a festive atmosphere, and brings in a lot of food for distribution to those in need in our community. In addition, the celebration provides an opportunity to enjoy the variety of potluck dishes (I will be bringing my holiday turkey meatballs in special sauce!) and to honor Dr. King and his legacy. 

This year, the proceeds will be donated to the Shiloh Baptist Church pantry. Of course, there are many other local food pantries in Plainfield and in Union County--if you click here, you will see a list of the pantries in Union County--for some reason, all of Plainfield's pantries are grouped under Linden. 

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