JACKSON, MI (WLNS) – Over 200 hundred motorcycle bikers were at Lilly Missionary Baptist church in Jackson, Saturday handing out boxes of food to feed low income families.
“Just last week 9 dead, but nobody’s talking about the 400 fed today,” Pastor James Hines of Lilly Missionary Baptist Church said.
K-9 Motorcycle Club, is a national organization with 34 chapters, located in 17 states. This is the 17th year they have done this service event, where they partner up with “Feed the Children”, and dog adoptions
“Today we are out here partnering up with Feed the Children truck, and one of the local human societies an order to give back to the community”, Crystal Irby a member of K-9 Motorcycle club said.
This was the organizations national event.
“We use what we love, that common denominator that brings us together to help do those things, because many hands make light work.” Keigel Johnson the national president of K-9 Motorcycle Club said, as he explains what K-9 Motorcycle club is all about.
The group handed out boxes that are supposed to sustain a family for an entire week.
Items given included a one 25 pound box of nonperishable foods, one 10 pound box of personal items, and a 4 pound box of Avon items, along with some v-8 slash, movies and stuffed animals.
As for the image of motorcycle groups on a national level, Johnson has a message for the public.
“It shouldn’t be something that identities or labels, based on the rest of us.” Johnson said.
Many members of K-9 Motorcycle Club didn’t want to comment on the activity going on in Waco, Texas, where a
shooting outside a local restaurant left nine dead and over 170 bikers are in custody.