Monday, December 6, 2010
In getting started on our final project, Maria and I ventured to West Philly in search of our ideas. We visited Bible Way Baptist Church to hopefully speak to the pastor and set up an interview. He was not in and we ended up having to leave a message with his secretary. We were given a small tour of the church and some volunteers introduced themselves to us. We got a little more information on what was going on for that particular day, Tuesday. We had prior knowledge of a free luncheon open to any and all that wished to come for a hot lunch. Having no equipment and no permission from the pastor to film, Maria and I ventured outside. Along the outside of the church people were beginning to congregate by the door. We both approached and asked the few people sitting there if we could ask them why there were there and get a few pictures. Out of the three or four people in front of us, only one man would talk. John Charleston is a local resident of Carroll Park and was there to enjoy a free meal. Mr. Charleston said he thought the program "helps because we have no jobs and are out of work". He thoughts on the program were positive and when asked about the future of the program he said that "because more people are out of work, more people will become involved."
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