Xernona Clayton Foundation Donates $5K to New Birth Food Distribution

Civil Rights Leader and friends joined New Birth for weekly food distribution to the community
By: Xernona Clayton Foundation
 
 
Xernona Clayton Foundation
Xernona Clayton Foundation
ATLANTA - May 16, 2021 - PRLog -- Civil Rights Leader Xernona Clayton and The Xernona Clayton Foundation friends joined Pastor Jamal Bryant and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church volunteers on Saturday, May 1, at 10 a.m. during their weekly food distribution  spending two hours assisting with passing out food. Cars lined up hours before the gate opened promptly at the 10 a.m.

The Xernona Clayton Foundation donated $5k to the food ministry in recognition of Ms. Clayton's 2020 birthday. Last year, her friends made donations in honor of her 90th birthday in support of her community outreach efforts. Over 120 well-wishes joined Clayton and her husband Judge Paul L. Brady, during the virtual birthday celebration, including actors Louis Gossett Jr, and Chris Tucker, Ambassador Andrew and Carolyn Young, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, her friend for more than 60 years..

"I am so honored to bless others with funds made to my foundation in honor of my 90th birthday in 2020. The pandemic has devastated families all over the world and right here in our own community people still need the basics of food and essential items," said Ms. Clayton. "I am so grateful that God has blessed me to be a blessing to other and that we partnered with Pastor Jamal Bryant and his church on Saturday."

"The pandemic has forced ministries to step outside the four walls of the church and re-engage with the community in a new and dynamic way," said Pastor Bryant. "Lives are being changed and families are being nourished because of the love, support and generosity of our global community. We are blessed by the tremendous partnerships that have flourished during a storm."

With 560,000 individuals fed through this program, the collaborative effort marks a sobering milestone for the ongoing pandemic's impact to local families and those now facing food insecurities.

Xernona Clayton is the Founder, President and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc. and Creator and Executive Producer of the Foundation's Trumpet Awards. She was the first black person in the south to have her own television show, The Xernona Clayton Show. She was employed at Turner Broadcasting for nearly 30 years where she served as a corporate executive.  Her autobiography I've been Marching All the Time was published in 1991. The Atlanta Association of Black Journalists named its scholarship in her honor and annually presents the Xernona Clayton Scholarship to a student pursuing a career in communications. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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