Residents in Columbia Gather for "Poor Man's Breakfast"

3 years 4 months 1 day ago January 21, 2013 Jan 21, 2013 Monday, January 21 2013 Monday, January 21, 2013 10:05:00 AM CST in News
By: Colin Evans

COLUMBIA - Residents of Columbia gathered at St. Luke United Methodist Church Monday for Almeta Crayton's "Poor Man's Breakfast," an event she and volunteers host every year on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day.

People from all walks of life lined up in the church's fellowship hall at 8 a.m. for a plate of bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuits and fruit. "This is one of the few times people from the community get together to eat a meal," Mizzou student Desmon Turner said. Turner is a part of Mizzou's Black Men Initiative, a group which has volunteered at the breakfast for the past four years. "I think since the breakfast is free it really pays tribute to Dr. King's spirit and what he stood for," Turner said.

Women from the local graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority also volunteered at the event. Many helped prepare food. Chapter president Linda Garth said members have been helping out since Crayton created the event. "We are celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Day through a day of service," Garth said. "We want to call attention to making a difference in the community, and this is our way of uniting with Dr. King and his legacy."

Guests filled the fellowship hall with laughs and friendly conversation, many gathered around a small TV in the corner to watch President Barack Obama's inauguration. "It's so ironic that the inauguration fell on the same day as Martin Luther King Day," Crayton said. "That makes this day even more special. Dr. King worked hard to help the little people, and that's what we're doing today, helping the little people."

The breakfast catered to less fortunate people in the community, but anyone was welcome to attend. Crayton said she has been hosting this event for the past 20 years, and plans to continue helping the less fortunate in the future.

More News

Grid
List
BOONE COUNTY - A Boone County Jail inmate could be facing additional charges in an assault on several correction officers... More >>
1 hour ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:32:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – Drivers were urged take extra caution on Forum Boulevard starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Forum Boulevard was... More >>
1 hour ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:11:57 AM CDT in Continuous News
FULTON - The opening of a new walk-in health clinic in Fulton Tuesday now provides those in that part of... More >>
1 hour ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:05:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - We all get sad. It’s normal. We lose a loved one or a relationship ends. We lose a... More >>
2 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:10:00 AM CDT in News
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A former financial comptroller for a North Kansas City company has been sentenced to two years... More >>
2 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:04:18 AM CDT in News
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A 27-year-old southeast Missouri man is charged with second-degree murder and several other felonies in... More >>
2 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 7:56:21 AM CDT in News
FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — Protesters in the St. Louis suburb of Florissant are questioning the legality of a city ban... More >>
2 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 7:48:00 AM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City's fledgling streetcar operation is running again experiencing its first major glitch. The... More >>
3 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 7:32:47 AM CDT in News
COPLEY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have identified a Missouri woman who was killed over the weekend during an early morning... More >>
6 hours ago May 24, 2016 May 24, 2016 Tuesday, May 24 2016 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 4:18:25 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – Hundreds of bikers made the trek through mid-Missouri Monday on their way to Washington D.C. The riders are... More >>
14 hours ago May 23, 2016 May 23, 2016 Monday, May 23 2016 Monday, May 23, 2016 8:11:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Several people said they received phone calls Monday from an imposter pretending to be Boone County Sheriff Dwayne... More >>
16 hours ago May 23, 2016 May 23, 2016 Monday, May 23 2016 Monday, May 23, 2016 6:30:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia firefighters practiced techniques in searching and removing victims from burning buildings on Monday at the Sigma Nu... More >>
16 hours ago May 23, 2016 May 23, 2016 Monday, May 23 2016 Monday, May 23, 2016 5:50:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri Republican State Committee is backing closed primaries. Members during the state GOP... More >>
16 hours ago May 23, 2016 May 23, 2016 Monday, May 23 2016 Monday, May 23, 2016 5:45:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon has set a date for the vote on a constitutional amendment ballot. The... More >>
17 hours ago May 23, 2016 May 23, 2016 Monday, May 23 2016 Monday, May 23, 2016 5:34:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Economic growth is preventing some mid-Missouri employers from finding employees who can pass a drug test. Job... More >>
17 hours ago May 23, 2016 May 23, 2016 Monday, May 23 2016 Monday, May 23, 2016 5:06:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - One police officer can check good deed off his Sunday list. Officer Chris Williams safely drove a... More >>
18 hours ago May 23, 2016 May 23, 2016 Monday, May 23 2016 Monday, May 23, 2016 4:31:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - One local doctor says theres been a decrease in the amount doctors are prescribing opioids to their patients.... More >>
18 hours ago May 23, 2016 May 23, 2016 Monday, May 23 2016 Monday, May 23, 2016 4:24:00 PM CDT in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Springfield zoo is saying goodbye to a hippo that's been the centerpiece of the park for... More >>
18 hours ago May 23, 2016 May 23, 2016 Monday, May 23 2016 Monday, May 23, 2016 3:54:56 PM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 73°
11am 75°
12pm 78°
1pm 81°
2pm 82°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

7:00a
Today
11:00a
Rachael Ray
12:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Noon
10:30a
Crazy Talk
11:00a
Cheaters
11:30a
Cheaters

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
The Voice
8:00p
The Voice
7:00p
The Flash
8:02p
Containment
9:01p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld