UFCW Local 655 community BBQ 
Sept.17 to raise funds for Sickle Cell research

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GREAT BBQ, GOOD EATING is on tap Sept. 17 at the UFCW Local 655’s 4th Annual Community BBQ at the Central City Shop ‘n Save, 10805 Old Halls Ferry Road from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to raise research funds to find a cure for Sickle Cell disease. – Labor Tribune file photo

UFCW logo$18,800 donated to Faces of Our Children in first three BBQs



If you’ve got a hankering for great BBQ, you need to mark Saturday, Sept. 17 on your “to do” calendar. That’s when UFCW Local 655 will hold its fourth annual community fund-raising BBQ at the Central City Shop ‘n Save, 10805 Old Halls Ferry Road from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will raise funds for Sickle Cell research, a disease that currently has no cure and affects one in every 12 African Americans, Local 655 President David Cook announced.

Local 655’s efforts have raised $18,800 at this event over the past three years.

Featured again this year will be:

  • Great food with rib tips, burgers, hot dogs and all the traditional trimmings.
  • Great fun with a host of free attendance prizes.


“We invite the entire community to join with us to raise funds to help find a cure for this tragic disease,” said Cook.

Local 655 is in the process of inviting unions, religious groups and businesses to co-sponsor the fun-filled day which promises to make this the best fund-raising effort to date, Cook said, adding:

“We are committed to this effort because it’s a disease that has no known cure for the more than 100,000 Americans who are impacted each year.”

Local 655 expressed its appreciation to Holten Meat Co., who will donate all the hamburger, and Shop ‘n Save who is donating $500 in supplies and food.

Anyone seeking more information about the event can call Theresa Hester at 314-636-736-2758 or email her at thester@ufcw655.org.



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