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First Black Fraternity, Sorority Collaborate to Feed Those in Need

Lansing Alphas, AKA’s work with Lansing Food Bank to Distribute Food

LANSING - The men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.®, Kappa Delta Lambda Chapter and the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®, Delta Tau Omega and Chi Epsilon Omega chapters have partnered with LMTS Community Outreach Services and the Greater Lansing Food Bank in a monthly mobile food distribution program for those in need.

The program, titled “Phirst Pham, Phirst Wednesdays” occurs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every first Wednesday of the month at the Tabernacle of David Church located at 2645 W. Holmes Road in Lansing.

Members of the Greek lettered organizations will help assemble and distribute food to residents who participate in the drive-thru mobile food pantry. The next distribution will take place on Wednesday, Sept.7.

“It is an honor and a privilege to serve the residents in our community,” said Nettavia D. Curry, PhD., President of Delta Tau Omega. “Our organizations have principles built on scholarship and community service. We are living in a time where many people are in serious need of help. This is a time where volunteering to serve is especially paramount.”

The Greater Lansing Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, has worked to compassionately feed Michiganders experiencing hunger since 1981. GLFB distributes more than 11 million pounds of nutritious food across a seven-county service area through specialized programs and a network of 140 community partners. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, on Dec. 4, 1906. It is the first black intercollegiate Greek-lettered organization in the U.S. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 15, 1908. It is the first black intercollegiate Greek-lettered sorority in the U.S.

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