For Families Experiencing Homelessness

Project RISE and the Annual Soul Food Dinner
Posted on 04/06/2018
Image of Project RISE Soul Food DinnerProject RISE and Mount Lebanon Baptist Church recently hosted the annual Soul Food Dinner, serving students and families experiencing homelessness. Approximately 75 staff, students and parents attended; and the theme was African American History. Giveaways were available (hand-knitted hats and gloves, APS totes, flannel pillow cases, socks and gently used books), and a delicious meal was provided by church members. The evening also included family activity books, a performance by Voices of Judah, a performance by Project RISE staff member Corasse Hawkins and students from the Akron's Battered Women's Shelter, and enrichment activities. Each student took home a brand new book. Check out the Project RISE information rack card here.

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A member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church serves delicious foods to the attendees.


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A PROJECT RISE staff member helps a student choose from the special giveaways.


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This was the craft project planned and implemented by the Project RISE interms.



L-R: Pastor Robert Evans and Sister Robin Evans of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church with Rachel Breece of Project RISE.


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A student is working on a special craft project planned and provided by Kathy Marten, a librarian from the Akron Summit County Public Library.
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