Now Playing: Katherine Campbell talks about being introduced to the Black Panther Free Breakfast for Children Program back in 1969 because her sister would send her children to Sacred Heart Church to get breakfast. Campbell started volunteering at the program at Sacred Heart Church, continued working in the community after the Black Panthers dissolved and still appreciates that she is part of being able to make San Francisco beautiful. Campbell hosted a Black Panther Free Breakfast for Children Program 50th year anniversary event on November 14, 2019 at the Church of Eight Wheels in San Francisco, Calif. Video: Lea Suzuki / The Chronicle Katherine Campbell is still feeding hungry children, 50 years and counting. Half a century ago, Campbell was one of the chefs who scrambled the eggs and buttered the toast every morning for the Black Panther Party’s free breakfast program in San Francisco. “A hungry kid can’t really think, or be creative, in school,” she said. “The only thing a hungry kid can think about is how hungry he or she is.” Campbell, 68, was a member of the Panthers back then, and she wore the signature black beret and went to the meetings. But she said she… Read full this story
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