From Eileeen D'Angelo, President of Philadelphia-area Mad Poets Society--Come to have a good time and help the less fortunate, this Sunday, October 4! Follow the link for all the details.
Please take a minute to read the attached press release. Although this Sunday is the 22nd Mad Poets Festival, noon to five at Media Borough Hall, 3rd and Jackson, in the Mansion Parlor + 40+ Poets will read- More importantly- John Clifford of CityTeam Ministries told me yesterday that CityTeam Ministries is experiencing a dire reduction in food donations due to the economy& lack of donations. He will be present at our festival to collect non-perishable food items, or canned goods, AND to dish up warm & delicious chicken chili at a minimum of $1.00 a cup - to bring awareness to the poor and disadvantaged in our area. The Media Food & Arts Festival will happen during the same time frame, on State St., between Monroe and Orange: bands in the streets, arts, crafts & all different types of food. John and I thought this is the perfect time to remind everyone not everybody has food. The event is free - but your "ticket" is some non-perishable food item or canned good. A listing of ideas is posted below. All Donations to CityTeam are 100% deductible, and their contact info is below. Please spread the word any way you can. IF YOU HAVE A BLOG, please post this. If you do Twitter, or if there's some other social network you are involved in, I urge you to post this information & see if we can "scare up" some food donations. IF YOU HAVE A MAILING LIST of folks you know would be interested in helping CityTeam, please forward this to them.