Shumake Global Foundation, in conjunction with CARICOM Caucus of Ambassadors, Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce, Abayomi Community Development Corporation, UAW FORD, Senator Burt Johnson, Geometry Foundation, Radio One, Rolling Out and other area gracious sponsors will partner with prominent local community organizations to feed 10,000 homeless and hungry throughout the Motor City on Saturday, November 17, 2013 at “Trade & Aid: Detroit’s Red Carpet Backyard BBQ” at Bert’s Marketplace Complex 2739 Russell Street from 11am – 5pm in honor of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. All meals and groceries are free and the event is open to public.
In its 2nd year “Detroit’s Red Carpet Backyard BBQ” will provide warm meals and grocery give-a-ways for thousands of homeless and hungry citizens throughout metro-area communities by partnering with local service groups such as; Coalition On Temporary Shelter (COTS), Transforming Life Group and Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM).
In addition to having Celebrity Chef Toney at the helm of the food preparation team, distinguished Ambassadors from the Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM) will be a part of this community endeavor by volunteering as servers to those in need. Akin to last year’s success of this annual event, Shumake Global Foundation anticipates serving up to 10,000 homeless and low-income citizens. The Backyard BBQ will include fresh, healthy, hot cooked meals, DJ and live entertainment including nationally acclaimed recording artists Larry Callahan and Selected of God, promotional give-a-ways, food pantry resources, transportation and complimentary vision, blood pressure, height, and weight screenings provided by Project Healthy Living. Local volunteers are still needed.
Trade & Aid: “Detroit’s Red Carpet Backyard BBQ” is presented by Shumake Global Foundation, in conjunction with CARICOM Caucus of Ambassadors, Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce, Abayomi Community Development Corporation (Nonprofit Fiduciary), UAW FORD (Gold Sponsor), Senator Burt Johnson (Silver Sponsor), Geometry Foundation (Silver Sponsor), Radio One (Presenting Media Sponsor), Sponsors include; NAACP Detroit Branch, Forgotten Harvest, Rolling Out, Coral Meadows Assisted Living, COTS, Trea Day PR, Chef Toney Catering, LLC, Dunamis Clean Energy Partners, Elmhurst Home, Inc., Detroit Gospel Promo, Sanderson Farms, Sherwood Food Distributors, Project Healthy Living, Bert’s Marketplace, Transforming Life Group, Larry WIlliams, and Trade Source, Inc.