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PHOTO GALLERY: Fraternity holds 16th annual Thanksgiving food drive

Sunday, November 20, 2011 | 7:27 p.m. CST

The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity has hosted a food drive every year since 1995 to help low-income families in mid-Missouri. During Sunday's event, held at MU's Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center, the group's members prepared food packages for families.

Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity members prepare the Thanksgiving Food Drive packages to serve 50 low-income mid-Missouri families Sunday morning at Gaines/ Oldham Black Culture Center. The group started serving seven families in 1995 and this year hosted its 16th food drive.
With the Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity aims to provide enough supplies to feed each family three meals per day for seven days leading to and including Thanksgiving Day.
Chrisma Maxwill, 22, center, and her daughter, Chiasia Edward, 3, watches Kazi Ngwenyama load her car with the Thanksgiving Food Drive packages Sunday morning at Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center. About the food drive, Maxwill said "I think it is a blessing. I am very grateful for it. I appreciate the help and resources and the people that help provide it."
Shawn Hayden, left, and his wife, Dora Hayden walk to their van with Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity members Ray Sanders, Brandon Gregory and Kyle Shannon after receiving their Thanksgiving Food Drive packages Sunday morning at Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center. The Haydens, who have five children, also takes care of Mrs. Hayden's brother, who has Down syndrome.

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