Philander Smith Donates Thanksgiving Baskets to Our Youth Initiative Program

One of the greatest things we can ever do as an organization is connect people with resources that they need. Our youth here at Better Community Development, Inc., BCD had an amazing Thanksgiving this year thanks to our partners at Philander Smith College (PSC)

Religious Life of PSC celebrated their annual Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Students participated in a number of activities to bring awareness to hunger and homelessness. As a part of the annual event, the students donated 150 food baskets to provide delicious dinners to families across the city.

As a result of our partnership, Rev. Ronnie Miller-Yow, Chaplain/Office of Religious life, at PSC provided twenty-five baskets to our youth for Thanksgiving.

Philander students lined up to load Rev. William Robinson's, Executive Director of BCD, truck with food baskets overflowing with groceries for each family.  The youth of our program were very excited to learn that they would be receiving the baskets. They loaded them up with joy as they returned to their homes with a great meal for Thanksgiving.

Better Community Development, Inc. is especially grateful, thankful, and blessed for the partnership knowing that our youth, who face hunger and the ailments of poverty will not be hungry on Thanksgiving day. We are truly grateful for our partnerships.

Songhai Nelson, Communications Specialist, Empowerment Center|Better Community Development, Inc

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