“HANDICAPPED PERIST IN SF, D.C. CONTINGENT STARVED OUT”- Oakland Independent and Gazette, April 7, 1977
This This newspaper clipping shows supplies donated by groups like Glide Memorial Church and Delancey Street Foundation, a non-profit working with ex-prisoners, alcoholics, and drug addicts. (Courtesy The Oakland Tribune)
Daily meals sustained the protesters and helped them bond. Inside the building a busy Food Committee coordinated donations and served over 100 protesters a day.
“We would have some very strange meals, like Hot Dog Soup, with a ketchup base. You know, that was our broth. And white bread with mayonnaise. It sort of went on like that. But we were always ... everybody was so ... we were so happy to be doing what we were doing that it didn’t matter” - Cece Weeks, “We Shall Not be Moved, The 504 Sit-In for Disability Civil Rights, audio documentary,” 1997. Produced by Asata Iman, courtesy DREDF
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