Black Greeks Raise Money to help Foodlink Combat Food Disparities
Virtual Party on Friday, May 29
Source: LaLew Public Relations, Rochester, New York
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK (May 25, 2020) The food-insecurity rate throughout the10-county area serviced by Foodlink is projected to rise 45% due to the COVID-19 crisis according to estimates released by Feeding America last week from the report “The Impact of the Coronavirus on Local Food Insecurity Analysis.”
On Friday, May 29th at 7pm, local community members who are a part of one of nine historic Black Greek Letter Organizations that makeup the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) will come together for a virtual fundraiser, D9 Back Online, to raise dollars to help Foodlink’s efforts. Up to 100 members will join a Zoom webinar hosted by Power Hour Events with live music by DJ Big Reg. The webinar will broadcast live from Power Hour EventsFacebook page in an effort to encourage non-members to learn about each organization and inspire the community to donate to Foodlink.
“Black Greek Letter organizations were formed amid racial oppression and segregation by black college students who assumed the charge of activism, scholarship, social uplift and service,” said James Waters, event coordinator and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., one of the nine NPHC organizations. “D9 Back Online virtual fundraiser will allow us to continue our mission work of service to our community amid COVID-19, by helping to address food-insecurities in Rochester and surrounding areas.”
This virtual fundraising party will support Foodlink, Inc. to continue its mission of ending hunger and building healthier communities throughout Rochester and the Finger Lakes region. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit our region, Foodlink has prepared hundreds of thousands of healthy meals for Rochester children, and packed 50,000 boxes of food to help households in our most vulnerable communities. Supporting Foodlink helps put food on the table for children, seniors, and the recently unemployed, both in the immediate aftermath of the pandemic, and in the months – and possibly years – of hardship ahead. Donations are being accepted now through June 1, 2020 at https://give.foodlinkny.org/ge/RochesterDivine9.