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Organizing to Meet Children's Needs

Organizing to Meet Children's Needs

Black Panther party free breakfast program, California, courtesy of the San Francisco Public library

Black Panther party free breakfast program, California, courtesy of the San Francisco Public library

In 1969 The Black Panther party did not wait on government programs to address poverty in Oakland California. At the St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Oakland, they organized a breakfast program that served a 150 second, third and fourth graders breakfast in a church overlooking the Hunters Point slum. The Panthers engaged a dietitian to ensure that the children would receive healthy and appetizing breakfast meals. They served hot chocolate made with whole milk, orange juice, eggs, meat such as sausage or bacon served three times per week, toast, cereal like grits, and fresh oranges.

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From Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter

Fred Opie's New Book! Southern Food and Civil Rights: Feeding the Revolution PREORDER

Children's View of Movements Through the Lens of Food

Children's View of Movements Through the Lens of Food

Fascinating History of the Fig Tree

Fascinating History of the Fig Tree