Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., joined in collaboration with The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, two-time Super Bowl Champion Malcolm Jenkins, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, ESPN Commentator Stephen A. Smith, Kingsley House and Second Harvest Food Bank to provide food and resources for the local community in New Orleans, La. Five-hundred pre-identified families were invited to the Kingsley House from noon to 2:00 p.m. to receive 20 pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, backpacks with school supplies, local resources and information in addition to haircuts provided by Delgado Community College.
One of our founders, Bishop Edgar A. Love said, “Uplift puts Omega Men in connection with the communities they come from and allows them to realize their responsibility to those that are less fortunate. Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. have lived up to those words by serving the underserved for over 106 years.”-David Marion, Ph.D., 1st Vice Grand Basileus, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Since 2012, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation has partnered with College Track New Orleans providing area high school students with a life skills curriculum and scholarships. To date, exceeding $115,000 in scholarship support. “While I’m here to celebrate with my fraternity brothers, it is a great opportunity to give back and support local families in need through our signature Get Ready Fest TM program, which we’ve also hosted this past year in Camden, NJ, Philadelphia, PA and Columbus, OH.”- Malcolm Jenkins.