July 6, 2016 at 4:37 pm EDT | by Steve Charing
Feeding the homeless Pride edition on tap
COBALT Awards, gay news, Washington Blade

There will be a special ‘Feeding the Homeless Pride Edition’ on July 16 that will take place from 3-6 p.m. outside the Baltimore Rescue Mission at 4 N. Central Ave.

Brian Dolbow is on a mission. He is the event coordinator for a non-profit organization, Fundaciόn Arce, which specializes in nourishing the homeless and less fortunate of Baltimore City. They host a large “Feeding the Homeless” event on the third Saturday of each month in which approximately 300 people are fed.

Dolbow, a Baltimore resident who started this work in 2013 covering 30 events, stated that there will be a special “Pride Edition” on July 16 that will take place from 3-6 p.m. outside the Baltimore Rescue Mission at 4 N. Central Ave.

“We will be feeding approximately 300 homeless in East Baltimore,” Dolbow, tells the Blade. “This month we are doing a cookout. We will be serving hot dogs, burgers, chicken, side dishes, desserts and soft drinks. We will also be giving out men’s and women’s personal hygiene items, shoes and some clothes.”

Dolbow is proud of the past support he has received from The Drinkery, Grand Central, Hotel Brexton and Hotel Indigo, which have donated food and supplies for each event. Recently, S.H.E. Productions has joined in, and Flavor is hosting a benefit for the July 16 event.

To raise money for Fundaciόn Arce, a pre-Pride dance and drag show is scheduled on July 15 at the Attic at Flavor, 15 E. Centre St. at 9 p.m. There will be a $5 cover or a nonperishable food item will be appreciated. DJ Rosie will provide the music for the party that will include drag performances.

“I started feeding the homeless in 2010,” Janet Arce, the founder Fundaciόn Arce, tells the Blade. “I have always had a passion for helping others. Over the years, I have seen churches and organizations close their doors to the homeless. The LGBT community though has always supported my work. Thank you.”

For more information, call 410-622-9519.

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