Community Thanksgiving Potluck
Something Special Food Distributions
Three times a month the Something Special Food Distribution host outreach events in different locations: the 2nd week at Perfecting Love Community Church located at 3180 Old Getwell Rd 38118, the 3rd week in the Orleans Park at South Parkway and Orleans St. 38126; and the last Sunday at the Transformation Kingdom Church located at 6915 E., Holmes Rd., 38141. During the first week of the month, appointments can be made for recipients to schedule a time to pick up a food basket. Something Special Food Food Pantry is opened to the Public. We have food and produce for anyone who may have need for one. All food items produces are received by donations, from the Mid-South Food Bank, local grocery stories, and well as purchased through monetary donations. Over the past two years we have served 1,147 households which breakdown including adults, children, seniors, and veterans amounts to 3,996 individuals. The process s simple, come in, fill out an assessment form, meet the requirements and receive a basket. For more information, please call 901-515-8630.
National Night Out
On Tuesday, August 4, 2015, We Are Family, Aspire Public Schools, residents and community organizations in Orange Mound celebrated their vital relationships with their neighbors, city safety officials, and other public safety personnel by hosting an event for National Night Out (NNO) 2015. National Night Out was created to promote residents’ involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and to send a message to criminals that crime is not welcome. This was a great opportunity for residents, organizations, and businesses to plan family friendly events in their neighborhood to encourage camaraderie and partnership, and help neighbors get to know one another. In attendance was Heal The Hood Foundation, Memphis Fire Fights, Memphis Police Department, an array of vendor. The event was proceeded by a parade. There was much food, fun and more!