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22 Hands-up to host first annual Food Fest to benefit local youth

by Amber McDown

22 Hands-up, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education, employment, and empowerment opportunities for youth, will hold its first annual Food Fest on Saturday, June 15, from noon to 6 PM. at Easley Courtyard Studios, located at 107 Pearl Street. Tickets for the event are $40.

“We’re going to have all kinds of fish, collard greens, speckled butter beans, we’re going to have neck bone. You name it, we’re going to have it,” said organizer Darrell Hampton. Desserts will include homemade pound cakes, peach cobbler, and more.

In addition to the food, the event will feature an auction with a variety of items, including autographed football memorabilia from La’Jarius Sneed.

“This Food Fest is going to be a big thing,” said Hampton. “It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Also participating in the event will be representatives from the HBCU Boosters.

22 Hands-up aims to foster a commitment to all young people that promotes prosocial behavior, strong interpersonal skills, and a sense of hope for their future. The organization focuses on establishing personal relationships that encourage individual responsibility, aiding youth in their commitment to follow through on their path to adulthood with pride and accomplishment.

Developed in response to the growing number of young people struggling in school or entangled with the juvenile court system, 22 Hands-up identifies youths in need of support. The program aims to advance them into adulthood with a positive support system to help avoid pitfalls that could potentially derail their lives. While the focus may vary at different levels, the goal remains the same: to empower youth to make positive changes in their lives.

For more information, contact Darrell Hampton at (318) 268-2223.

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