San Francisco, CA – The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation (TASF) is assisting marginalized communities with Thanksgiving meals this holiday season.
The national non-profit organization is partnering with The Salvation Army to provide meals for Bay Area residents. Additionally, the non-profit is teaming with local organizations, churches and communities to feed hundreds of families and individuals in need across the country. Residents in cities such as San Francisco, CA; New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA; Acworth, GA; Mt. Airy, NC; Pinnacle, NC; Fayetteville, NC; and Somerset, NJ will benefit from the giveaways.
TASF President and CEO Sekyiwa ‘Set’ Shakur said in a statement, “Within the African American community, we have chosen to claim Thanksgiving Day for unity, family, healing with food, music and our ancestral connection. We will always use this day to connect with our community, and we know what it is to be in need and to miss your family during this time. That’s a big part of why we do what we do for people going through hard times, and we look forward to this day as a moment to celebrate and support one another in whatever way we can.”
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In total, the foundation will help donate over 500 meals to communities in need for the holidays. Members of the community interested in supporting TASF’s efforts can do so by texting SHAKUR to 44321 or donating through the organization’s website at www.TASF.org.
Founded in 1997 in memory of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame rapper, the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation was established by Shakur’s mother Afeni and his sister, Sekyiwa. Following Afeni’s passing in 2016, Sekiywa took on the role of President and CEO, expanding the foundation’s mission to leverage arts as healing tools with a focus on mental health and wellness.