Everyone from the Kenneth Harding Jr. Foundation would like to wish you a Blessed and Happy New Year! We want to thank you for all of your support in 2012. We provided over 2,000 nutritious bagged lunches and non perishable items for the community. The donations and volunteerism made it possible for us to re-claim the very spot where Kenneth lost his life. We aim to aid in supporting and nurturing that Hunters Point Bayview Community.
The reason we feed the community is because on July 16, 2011 19 year old Kenneth Wade Harding Jr. was brutally murdered by the SFPD over a $2.00 transit fare. While the community of Bayiew Hunters Point watched this live, the rest of the world watched the horrific video on youtube. It was evident that something needed to be done to address not only the crime against Kenny and his family but also against the community members that witnessed this crime.
In August 2011 a group of young people from Bayview, members known as the Black Star Liner Incorporated stood up against the injustice in their community by the hands of police officers paid by the tax dollars to harrass and at some times kill the civilians by reaching out to the people in Kenny's Plaza (formally known as Mendell Plaza). That interaction came in the form of communication via political and educational literature, OCC complaints and planting the seed for a regular community feed. Over one year later we are now in our 12th consecutive month.
To date with the guidance of Kenneth Harding Jr.'s Courageous mother Denika Chatman we feed up to 100 people a day.
Donations are needed and welcomed! Below you will find a detailed list of the essential items that make our monthly feeds such a success!
WHAT WE NEED:
* Turkey, Chicken or Beef sandwich meat (NO PORK!!!)
* Whole wheat bread
* Condiments (mayo and mustard)
* Lettuce, Tomatoes and other veggies
* Fruit both fresh and canned
* Healthy snacks (crackers, chips, granola, fruit bars, fruit snacks, pastries, nuts,yogurt ect.)
***And anything else healthy that you think would fill the bag and a belly with love!
ADDITIONALLY ASIDE FROM FOOD WE NEED:
*** Paper sandwich bags
*** Plastic sandwich bags
*** Serving Gloves
*** Paper towels
*** Hand santizer
*****And any other suggestions that you may have would be great!
DONATIONS CAN BE MADE THROUGH https://www.wepay.com/donations/kenneth-harding-jr.-community-feed
Thank you so much for your support in this struggle! The best way to heal the community is to provide the pathway to the basics that we have been denied as a whole. In order to fight we must feed The Body, The Mind and The Spirit!
The Kenneth Harding Jr. Foundation