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Friday, January 14, 2011

All invited to MLK Potluck Party and Food Drive

Plainfielders of all political stripes and none are invited to the 3rd Annual MLK Potluck Party and Food Drive tomorrow evening at the home of Councilor Adrian Mapp and his wife Amelia.

For the third year, Plainfield's New Democrats club will host the affair as both a celebration of the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and an opportunity for collecting canned goods and nonperishable food for StarFish, one of Plainfield's local feeding programs.

Soup kitchens and food pantries have been particularly stressed over the past two years, and with unemployment still high, they continue to try and meet the needs of the hungry. 'We are inviting everyone to join the war on hunger in America that Dr. King addressed nearly fifty yearsago,' says Adrian Mapp, chair of the New Dems political club.

As King said in his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize (see here) --
Today, therefore, the question on the agenda must read: Why should there be hunger and privation in any land, in any city, at any table when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life?
Hope to see you all at Adrian and Amelia's!

New Dems Potluck Supper and Food Drive

Saturday · January 15
7:00 PM
At the home of Adrian and Amelia Mapp
535 West 8th Street
Mix and mingle with new friends and old!
Bring a dish to share and canned goods or nonperishable food items
for donation to Plainfield's StarFish feeding program.
Food, fun, music -- partying as only Plainfielders can.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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