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Recognizing Juneteenth at God’s Love We Deliver

Juneteenth is a commemoration of the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to inform enslaved African Americans that the Civil War had ended, and they were free. The troops’ arrival came more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Today, Juneteenth is recognized as a federal holiday and joyous celebrations are held nationwide. Whether you attend a parade, festival, or a family gathering, at the center of most observances are rich culinary traditions. Participants often cook Soul Food dishes along with red foods like red rice, hibiscus tea, barbecue, and red velvet cake.

As we prepare meals for our clients in the God’s Love kitchen today, we do so in pursuit of a more just society. On this Freedom Day, we reaffirm our commitment to uplift the Black community by addressing inequities in health, nutrition, policy, and food access. God’s Love will be closed tomorrow to allow staff and volunteers to reflect, honor, and celebrate. Happy Juneteenth!


Recognizing Juneteenth at God's Love We Deliver

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