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People's BBQ feeds the homeless

Phinesse Demps | 8/22/2014, 10 a.m.
On Saturday, August 16, 2014, St. Vincent de Paul held “The People’s BBQ” to feed the homeless at the St. ...
On Saturday, August 16, 2014, St. Vincent de Paul held “The People’s BBQ” to feed the homeless at the St. Vincent DePaul Park located at 120 North Front Street in Baltimore City. (Courtesy Photo)

On Saturday, August 16, 2014, St. Vincent de Paul held “The People’s BBQ” to feed the homeless at the St. Vincent DePaul Park located at 120 North Front Street in Baltimore City.

Thousands showed up to be fed but it wasn’t just about food. There was free clothing for those who need professional work attire and access to various social services.

Some of the groups and organizations that participated were: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Greater Baltimore Section of Negro Women, WLOY (Loyola Radio Station), Word on the Street Newspaper, and many others.

Community activist Duane Davis, who is better known in the Baltimore as Shorty and for his BBQ expertise said, “The City really needs to step up and address this homeless situation here in Baltimore. That’s why we are out here doing this for people who need help. I will continue to hold the city accountable. You can’t forget these people. They are citizens as well.”

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