The People’s BBQ for the Homeless 2014 will be taking place on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 11 am. The location is Saint Vincent De Paul Park located at 120 North Front Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. (Insert flier pic)
This will be my third year hosting the event (formerly known as WOTS BBQ). The location is not alien to me as I slept on a park bench there when I was homeless about seven years ago. My goal is to provide a few hours of fun, food and information for homeless people that day.
We estimate at least 1,000 homeless will attend this year’s bbq. If you can contribute to our food inventory, it will be greatly appreciated!
Numbers we are trying to have on hand for BBQ inventory:
- 2,200 hamburgers,
- 2,200 hot dogs
- 2,200 hamburger buns
- 2.200 hot dog buns
- 110 gallons of beverages
- 1,100 dessert servings
- 100 gallons of salads and side dishes
- 1000 cheese slices for burgers
- Lots of ice
- 2,000 paper plates
- 2,000 cups
- 2,000 plastic silverware sets
- 2,000 napkins
- Tons of condiment packs
- Vegetarian foods
- Vegan foods
- 50 large trash bags
- 100 pairs large plastic gloves
A diverse collection of organizations and individuals from Baltimore City, Baltimore County. Havre De Grace, DC and New York are volunteering this year. These groups include: Word on the Street, WLOY Loyola Radio, Maryland Green Party, Ian Schlakman for Congress, Right to Housing Alliance, Brooklyn Greenhouse Community, Clean Slate America, Greater Baltimore Section of the National Council of Negro Women (GBS-NCNW), Matthew A. Henson Neighborhood Association, Baltimore Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity/ Love in Action Outreach Ministry, 3HP Gospel Records, Bmore Housing for All, HON (Housing Our Neighbors)/ Unite Here Local 7 and more.
The Mayor and all City Council members have been invited to attend. I hope to see you there helping me help the homeless.
Bonnie Lane is an avid activist and advocate here in Baltimore. She is very vocal about social injustices. Fighting against injustice isn’t just a slogan to her but a way of life. Lane is a soldier in the struggles for social justice, real change and human rights. Having been homeless is what inspired her to become an advocate/activist. A passion for writing consumed her at an early age.