Councilman Johnson Helps Out in SW Distribution
City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson and the Share Food Program partnered with other local organizations for a free food distribution on July 16 at the New Fellowship Baptist Church, 70th and Woodland Avenue.
The giveaway was organized on a first come, first served basis while supplies lasted. Other partnering organizations included: Born Leader Family, 12th Police District, A.B.R.O (Always Be Real Original), Party Savers and Paschall Betterment League.
Share and Councilman Johnson distributed 500 boxes of food, an estimated 10,000 pounds of food overall. The distribution included fresh groceries, produce and other products.
Overall, Councilman Johnson has helped give away 30,000 pounds of food (15 tons) to residents of the Second Councilmanic District in three food distribution events.
Councilman Johnson also handed out a limited supply of face masks and hand sanitizer, noting such safety items are still needed . A mandatory mask order is in effect in Pennsylvania. Masks are required in indoor public spaces and outdoors where persons are less than 6 feet away from others. Health professionals say wearing face masks helps slow the spread of the coronavirus from person to person.