Cops and Barbers program invites community to free Thanksgiving meal

Cops and Barbers program invites community to free Thanksgiving meal
For nearly a decade, Shaun Corbett has ventured outside of his barbershop walls to help feed women, children and men who are hungry at Thanksgiving.  What started as a turkey giveaway is now turning into a full meal for some of Charlotte’s families who are in crisis.
Corbett owns Lucky Spot barbershop in Charlotte, which is the only African-American-owned and operated barbershop located inside any Walmart in the nation.
“We hope people come out of this event with a deeper connection to the community,” Corbett said. “True community service is love.”
In conjunction with Corbett’s nonprofit, Cops and Barbers, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department will give back to the community, ensuring that families enjoy a free hot meal and have a free turkey on the table for their family for Thanksgiving dinner.
Cops and Barbers is a scholarship-buddy program, in which qualifying students receive a scholarship to attend barber school, participate in volunteer activities and peer-to-peer police academy cadet partnerships.
“Cops and Barbers was built on the service of the community and incorporating all levels of law enforcement that work and serve in these respected communities,” Corbett said. “What better way to serve than to break bread and fellowship as one people and one community.”
The menu is lined up with all the traditional food, including turkey, ham, vegetables and all the trimmings of a true holiday meal, along with great desserts.  At the end of the dinner, ham or turkey will be given out to the first 100 people.
“Lucky Spot and Cops and Barbers believe that when we receive extra blessings, that it's a must that in turn you bless your community more,” he said. True blessings aren't meant to stay in house. They are meant to be shared with the people.
Location: Bette Rae Recreation Center, 2921 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte, NC 28208
Date: Tuesday
Time: 6:30 p.m.
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