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Homeless Outreach Program Hosted Pandemic Food Supply Drive For Oak Cliff Residents

Letitia Owens (in yellow) and volunteers // Photo Credit: Hollywood Hernandez

On Thursday, March 11, Where Are You? Homeless Outreach program teamed up with St. Phillips Missionary Baptist Church to provide food and supplies to the people in the Oak Cliff area who have been affected by the pandemic or who are struggling to make ends meet after the recent episode of bitter cold temperatures.

Yemi Solomon D // Photo Credit: Hollywood Hernandez

The supplies were trucked in from Richmond, Virginia by three men who wanted to do something to help the people in Texas after they saw the devastation in Texas provided by the cold snap. The three men, headed by Bobby Vincent, collected a truckload of supplies through donations in the Richmond area and made the 15 hour drive to Texas to pass out the supplies to the needy.

In a conversation with Mr. Vincent he said, “We heard there was a need in Texas and we just wanted to be a blessing.”

Desmond Patterson // Photo Credit: Hollywood Hernandez

Volunteers downloaded the truck and passed out supplies to a long line of cars that went all the way down the block. Cars were filled with canned goods, bags of fresh fruit and vegetables, cereal, snacks, paper products, diapers, and a truckload of bottled water. Letitia Owens, the head of Where are You Outreach, said she was thrilled with the day’s event, “If you just ask, God will provide.”

Also at the end of the event, Mr. Vincent said, “If you need us again, we’ll be here.”

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Hollywood Hernandez is a movie critic and radio personality and consultant.

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