The 2012 Northeast Health and Economic Development Summit held on Saturday March 31st was formed out of a partnership between three Faith Based Organizations (Campbell AME Church, Second Baptist Church, and Faith Assembly of God), and representatives from the elected official offices, (Councilwoman Maria D. Quinones Sanchez and State Representative Tony Payton Jr.) to address the issues of hunger, health and economic opportunities in our neighborhood. Pastor Richard Smith, was the keynote speaker and addressed the issues of hunger in the community and the supply demand for our local pantries.
I was tempted to skip the Friday night event because I had been out all day and it was still 80 some degrees at 9:30 p.m. but duty called so I crawled on over to Pratt and Frankford to a look. I was expecting maybe a few people but a nice diverse crowd was on the scene and I did what I could to capture the feeling of the event on video.
I hate those political speeches and these guys get enough face time as it is but if you listen all of Seth Williams he explains the point. I won’t go into it here. Also appearing is Tony Payton and the Reverend Richard Smith. The promo said there would be a walk through Frankford and I was expecting maybe a march up the Avenue from Bridge to Orthodox but in fact it was far more extensive than that. I followed only until Wakeling and Hawthorne when I had to leave.