The Jamaica Plain Gazette did a write-up about The Last Poets Fundraiser Show we are organizing Juneteenth. The show will benefit Feed the Hood and Fill Your Fridge, two programs we have been running throughout the city to feed hungry.
An activist who distributes food to needy Jamaica Plain residents is planning a “legendary” fund-raiser in Roxbury to continue his efforts to feed JP’s hungry.
Organizer Jamarhl Crawford is bringing the Last Poets, a group of poets and musicians originally organized during the 1960s, to Roxbury to raise funds to continue his work with the Feed The Hood and Fill Your Fridge programs.
In Feed the Hood, Crawford and his helpers buy good-quality, healthy food and cook it either at home or at a near-by church. Then they drive around, handing the food to those who need it, mostly the city’s homeless population.
Fill Your Fridge works similarly, but is aimed at those who can prepare their own food. The same quality ingredients, purchased at wholesale prices, are distributed to individuals and families in need