HELP US KEEP REPORTING. DONATE TO ORLANDO WEEKLY PRESS CLUB.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

4 Rivers Smokehouse and the Coop to hold July fundraising campaign for Black youth scholarships in Florida

Posted By on Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 12:51 PM

click image PHOTO COURTESY 4 RIVERS SMOKEHOUSE/FACEBOOK
  • Photo courtesy 4 Rivers Smokehouse/Facebook
Local eateries 4 Rivers Smokehouse and the Coop have announced a monthlong fundraiser in July for Black youth scholarships in Florida.

All 4 Rivers locations around the state  23 in all  and sister restaurant the Coop in Winter Park will donate a percentage of the proceeds from every sale dine-in, to-go and catering every Thursday in July (9, 16, 23, 30) toward this effort. The Black Youth Education Fundraiser campaign will "support a variety of Black youth education programs in Florida."



“In the wake of recent events, our 4R family wanted to do something tangible to stand up against racial inequality,” said 4 Rivers owner John Rivers. “We felt education was an appropriate area for us to contribute to the Black community, since the needs are great and it has always been one of our key areas of passion and focus.”

Rivers' 4R Foundation is also behind the Feed the Need Florida meal distribution effort. In Orlando, Feed the Need distributes free meals to local artists, performers and creative workers at two locations weekly.


_
Please follow CDC guidelines and Orange County advisories to stay safe, and please support this free publication. Our small but mighty team is working tirelessly to bring you news on how coronavirus is affecting Central Florida. Please consider making a one-time or monthly donation. Every little bit helps.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.

Related Locations

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 16, 2020

View more issues

Calendar

© 2020 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation