CJ McCollum and Trap Kitchen PDX are teaming up to serve free meals to Black Portlanders this Saturday.
“Free food on me,” the Trail Blazers star wrote on his Instagram story. “Pull up Saturday before it’s gone.”
McCollum will host the event at black-owned eatery, Trap Kitchen PDX, from 1 p.m. until “all food is gone.” The food truck specializes in Southern dishes like jambalaya, gumbo, and chicken and waffles.
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Any donations received during the event will support Campaign Zero, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Self Enhancement Inc. and North x Northeast Community Health Center.
This is the second time in the past two weeks that Trap Kitchen has offered free meals to the Black community. Last Saturday, Portland born rapper Anime’ bought out the Trap Truck as well.
The Trap Kitchen takeovers come weeks after George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis when a white officer kneeled on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. This was just days after Ahmaud Arbery was killed while jogging and Breonna Taylor was killed by police in her own home.
Since then, protests have taken the country by storm. Nightly protests against police brutality and systemic racism are expected to continue in Portland tonight for a 20th consecutive day.
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