Black Lives serves Thanksgiving meal to Salt Lake homeless
Black Lives for Humanity Movement also distributed clothing and blankets to participants.
More than 100 unprotected people received a warm Thanksgiving meal on Thursday at a “Gratitude Day Dinner” organized by the Black Lives for Humanity movement.
The meal included Navajo tacos, turkey, mashed potatoes, fruit, and pumpkin and apple pie, and was served on vacant lots near 400 South and 500 West in Salt Lake City. Dave John, who is Navajo, cooked the Navajo tacos with the help of volunteers. John is known for traveling around with a portable kitchen cooking meals for unprotected people.
Black Lives for Humanity Movement founder Ty Bellamy said the group wanted to show special care to vulnerable people during the holidays.
“We want to let them know that they are loved, supported, and have families because many of them are out of touch with their birth families,” said Bellamy. “And that’s why we want to surround them very closely … and give them that extra hug.”
The group also distributed clothes and blankets to the participants. Lane Neaman played a drum and sang southern Oklahoma-style round dance songs.
Also on Thursday, volunteers delivered nearly 100 more meals to unprotected people in camps across the city.