GME Thanksgiving - Courtesy of the Oakland Post Newspaper
Some Bay Area organizations are co-sponsoring with City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan and Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley to provide a Thanksgiving Holiday Turkey Giveaway at 10am, Wednesday November 22 at DeFremery Park to help feed the city’s children, elderly and most vulnerable community members during the Thanksgiving holiday season.
One thousand prepacked holiday gift bags filled with a 10-15 lb. turkey and all the trimmings to make healthy and delicious Thanksgiving dinners will be given away.
Godfather Motorbike Extraordinaire and The STEM Future Foundation are partnering with the Oakland A’s, celebrity athletes, Safeway, some businesses, several local nonprofit youth organizations, and the City of Oakland, to provide hunger relief for 10,000 of Oakland’s most vulnerable community members in need.
“In Oakland there’s an increasing number of homeless community members and its heartbreaking, we all decided to work together as a team to help feed as many people as possible, not just in Oakland but Vallejo and Fairfield as well.”, says philanthropist Jimmy Neal, President and CEO of Godfather Motorbike Extraordinaire. Kaplan, Miley and the STEM Future Foundation will also address the importance of quality STEM education for K12 students and giving back to Oakland.
Dr. Ashanti Johnson, the world’s first African American female geochemist chemical oceanographer will address the need for school districts to provide individualized STEM assessments for their students.
The STEM Future Foundation is partnered with Godfather Motorbike Extraordinaire to launch the WE ALL WIN WITH STEM! Program nation-wide with the support of former US Secretary of Education Dr. Rod Paige working to making STEM assessments for all K12 students a national initiative. The WE ALL WIN WITH STEM! Program is being offered free of charge to the Oakland Unified School District as the district is facing its largest budget cuts in decades.