Last Saturday at Bar 7, the DC or Nothing team hosted a Turkey Drive that helped provide thanksgiving meals for families in need living in underserved communities in DC. Upon arrival volunteers were handed off to stations by members of the DC or Nothing and Sons of Life teams. Participants brought bags of groceries bursting at the brim filled with an assortment of canned and boxed items. I was on bagging duties (in between capturing a few shots) in which I helped organize items in groups along the bar and doubled up bags to be distributed. We developed a great system and I had bags moving like clockwork. The experience was a lot of fun!
It was truly heart warming to see that so many individuals showed up and showed out for the DC community. Most of the crowd was filled with young career professionals which really excited me. Often times people say that “young people need to get more involved” but their was certainly no shortage of that at this event.
As always, Kitchen Cray came through and did their thing by providing made-to-order omelettes and other food to event volunteers.
Tossed in the crowds of people were a few notable DC taste makers and trendsetters including Elite DC Mag CEO, Anwaa Kong; DJ Mims; VA Rapper, Black Cobain; and DC Socialite, Adria Woods. The event was great and Kitchen Cray did a phenomenal job at feeding and interacting with guests and volunteers.
At the close of the event Mr. Tony Lewis Jr. gave a speech and invited everyone to continue the efforts and follow him over to Tyler house apartments to spread more cheer and hand out additional turkeys and bags of food. The Tyler house is a government subsidized community just north of union station that has been ravished with crime and in need of much assistance. I wasn’t able to make it to the Tyler house [because of another engagement] however it is good to see that the community is safe in the hands of Tony Lewis, Jr., Sons of life, DC or nothing and countless others
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