On Sunday, more than 500 turkeys and other Thanksgiving sides were distributed for free by the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity outside their Detroit headquarters. The fourth annual giveaway allowed community members to pick up the gifts without leaving their vehicles and enjoy a meal.
A resident of Detroit mentioned, “Helping those who don’t have much is a good idea. I’m picking up some for other people in my block, the other part of the community.”
“They are part of the community. These are their folks, their loved ones, and it’s the right thing to do. This is what we should be doing,” said another person about members of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity handing out the turkeys.
Mary Sheffield, the President of the Detroit City Council, was present among the fraternity members. She stated that while such initiatives are progress for the city, there is still a need to provide meals to many other people. When asked about future plans to provide resources to members of Detroit communities in the coming months, she mentioned organizing a holiday toy drive and a Christmas party for senior citizens. Sheffield acknowledged that the holiday season can be challenging for many people, and they aim to make it easier for those struggling financially.