They Did Their Part: The People’s Kitchen

The team from South Philly’s People’s Kitchen provide welcome hot coffee and tea plus snacks to waiting voters in line at Myers Rec Center on Election Day.  Year around, Katy, DJ, Khareek and Gary work to fight food insufficiency throughout the city
The team from South Philly’s People’s Kitchen provide welcome hot coffee and tea plus snacks to waiting voters in line at Myers Rec Center on Election Day. Year around, Katy, DJ, Khareek and Gary work to fight food insufficiency throughout the city

Group fights hunger by feeding waiting voters 

Teams from the People’s Kitchen in South Philadelphia stationed themselves outside polling places around the city to provide very welcome hot coffee, tea, snacks and an endless supply of apples to voters waiting outside polling places on chilly Election Day.  

At their table at Myers Recreation Center, a team consisting of Katy, DJ, Khareek and Gary felt they were supporting the electoral process by reaching out to committed Southwest voters who were patiently waiting their turn to place their ballot.  

“People’s Kitchen is part of the 215 People’s Alliance which works year around to alleviate food insufficiency here in Philadelphia,” advised Katy who is motivated by the fact that her city has highest percentage of poverty among major cities in the US.  

The group was not neutral in their political leanings, seeking quite frankly to support the candidacy of former Vice President Joe Biden.  “We need elected officials that put racial justice and the needs of the people over the interests of big corporations and the wealthy,” Katy stressed, quoting the alliance’s stated aims on its website. 

Other issues that are their priorities are Medicare-for-All, a living wage and labor rights and the “Green” environmental agenda.  They strongly back efforts to end discrimination and exclusion build communities at all economic levels.

Further connections of People’s Kitchen include the Barbacoa Restaurant in South Philly  and Church of the Redeemer Baptist Church in Point Breeze, Puentes de SaludUNITE HERE PhiladelphiaSEAMAAC and the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance

For more information and an opportunity to provide donations contact Carly Pourzand, Project Coordinator at peopleskitchen@215pa.com.

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