Saturday was the annual Andy King Community Back to School Giveaway, free food giveaway, and meet Rapper Melle Mel in front of the Gun Post Lanes on Gun Hill Road. Tables were set for many different information and giveaways. Montefiore Hospital, the Montefiore Mosholu Community Center, American Cancer Society, Fresh Direct, and free bowling from the Gun Post lanes. Delicious food was provided by Chef K of Karibbean Flavor, also by McDonalds and White Castle.
Over one-hundred boxes of food provided by Fresh Direct were handed out to area residents, but the almost two hundred people came to see rapper Melle Mel, who did not disappoint them. The rapper stayed after performing to take photos with many of the people, and he even helped hand out the boxes of food from Fresh Direct with Councilman King. Members of the Youth Empowerment Program helped and then went inside the bowling alley to try their hands at bowling, many for the first time.
Above - Members of the Youth Empowerment Program with Councilman Andy King, Council Candidate Brian Melford, Rapper Melle Mel, and members of the National Action Network.
Below - Councilman King and Rapper Melle Mel are surrounded by the people who were at the various tables where there were free giveaways, Free food, or information.
Above - Rapper Melle Mel gets right up into the camera lens.
Below - Councilman King thanks Rapper Melle Mel for his performance.
Below - Some of the many tables that had free giveaways or information