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Feeding The People One Bag At A Time

Ken Bright and Charles Simmons are always in the season of giving. Giving others a feeling of self-esteem. “Change Your Mind Set, You Change Your Life” is the motto

BW's Cynthia Turnquest-Jones posing with Ken Bright of the LPS Group [Black Westchester]

You can ride up to a window and order a meal in five minutes. You can sit down and order a juicy lobster with melted butter to dip it in fifteen minutes. You can also place an order while driving home from work and meet the delivery man at your front door in thirty minutes. For many this is their normal way of living. Daily on the go. But, for others, food insecurities are a nightmare.


I hung out with two gentlemen this morning who are well aware that food insecurities are a normal part of many people. Their routines were evident. Packing bags and making sure that each bag is equal. Fresh Vegetables including salad in the bag, frozen chicken breast, and a treat today frozen vegetable pizza.

Ken Bright and Charles Simmons [Black Westchester]

Ken Bright and Charles Simmons are always in the season of giving. Ken Bright founded The LPS. Group. LIFE Progressive Services Group Inc. in 2009 his organization became a 501c3 and he started the food pantry about a year ago. Giving others a feeling of self-esteem. “Change Your Mind Set, You Change Your Life” is the motto that is written on the back of their hoodies.

Ken believes by changing your mindset you will change your life. By infusing men and women released from prison with preventive mechanisms: family, religious community involvement, community partnerships, clothing, food, housing, employment training, and jobs. “Good afternoon my brother” is how they greeted each person passing. “Would you like a bag?” Many stopped and knew Ken and Charles by name. New people asked what was in the bag and once explained they smiled with, “Sure!” Ken said, “We started the displacement of

Ken Bright and Charles Simmons are always in the season of giving. Ken Bright founded The LPS. Group. LIFE Progressive Services Group Inc. in 2009 his organization became a 501c3 and he started the food pantry about a year ago. Giving others a feeling of self-esteem. “Change Your Mind Set, You Change Your Life” is the motto that is written on the back of their hoodies. Ken believes by changing your mindset you will change your life. By infusing men and women released from prison with preventive mechanisms: family, religious community involvement, community partnerships, clothing, food, housing, employment training, and jobs. “Good afternoon my brother” is how they greeted each person passing. “Would you like a bag?” Many stopped and knew Ken and Charles by name. New people asked what was in the bag and once explained they smiled with, “Sure!” Ken said, “We started the displacement of

Ken Bright and Charles Simmons are always in the season of giving. Ken Bright founded The LPS. Group. LIFE Progressive Services Group Inc. in 2009 his organization became a 501c3 and he started the food pantry about a year ago. Giving others a feeling of self-esteem. “Change Your Mind Set, You Change Your Life” is the motto that is written on the back of their hoodies. Ken believes by changing your mindset you will change your life. By infusing men and women released from prison with preventive mechanisms: family, religious community involvement, community partnerships, clothing, food, housing, employment training, and jobs. “Good afternoon my brother” is how they greeted each person passing. “Would you like a bag?” Many stopped and knew Ken and Charles by name. New people asked what was in the bag and once explained they smiled with, “Sure!” Ken said, “We started the displacement of food package for returning citizens who come thru this program. Part of our program is geared towards redemption; the act of making something better.” A pregnant woman approached disheveled and in need. ”

A pregnant woman approached disheveled and in need. “Hey Sis would you like a bag of food?” She was not in her right frame of mind and could not decide if she should say yes or no. She decided to stand and just listen to the list of what was in the bags. She moved on without taking a bag of food. Gestured that she will return. Charles said, “You’ll be alright Sis keep your head up.” These brothers are not just giving food. They are holding small conversations of organic love. We stood for exactly forty-five minutes. Holding conversations and smiling. Both shopping carts were full to the rim at twelve noon. By twelve forty-five they were empty. We packed up and returned to the office. One bag at a time.

For ore information contact Ken Bright via telephone 347-231-7942, email Ldown47@yahoo.com, and FACEBOOK kenbright 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Cynthia Turnquest-Jones

Cynthia Turnquest-Jones

Cynthia Turnquest-Jones a co-host of People Before Politics Radio is an avid philanthropist. In October 2012 she launched Tha B.U.M.P. “Brown Urban Mother Partnership”, hosting an informational breast cancer session “Save the Women not the Boobies” inviting mothers from the community to sit and enjoy healthy foods while engaging in dialogue about breast cancer.

In addition to Tha B.U.M.P, Cynthia is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated, Mocha Moms, Incorporated, MAMAiAM, the Episcopal Church Women, secretary for Mount Saint Michael Academy PTA in the Bronx, and a member of Graham Elementary School PTA.
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Cynthia Turnquest-Jones a co-host of People Before Politics Radio is an avid philanthropist. In October 2012 she launched Tha B.U.M.P. “Brown Urban Mother Partnership”, hosting an informational breast cancer session “Save the Women not the Boobies” inviting mothers from the community to sit and enjoy healthy foods while engaging in dialogue about breast cancer. In addition to Tha B.U.M.P, Cynthia is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated, Mocha Moms, Incorporated, MAMAiAM, the Episcopal Church Women, secretary for Mount Saint Michael Academy PTA in the Bronx, and a member of Graham Elementary School PTA.
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