In June of 2020, during the #BlackLivesMatter and #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd protests occurring across the country, Jaide Mercado and Jake Hendrix created Feed The Revolution, a Georgia 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing support to those fighting for social change in America.
While protesting, the two noticed that people fighting for their rights need supplies; water, food, and, due to the pandemic at the time, medical supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer. Additionally, many homeless individuals were being displaced by the increased police presence. So, we grabbed a shopping cart, a couple sandwiches, some water bottles and took to the streets.
As we evolved and discussed the issue, we wanted to expand past water bottles and snacks into long-term action and support, this is what Feed The Revolution is for. This organization is dedicated to providing support for social change, defending freedom of speech, committed to strengthening communities as well as educating Americans about their history and their rights. In addition to food, we distribute information on voting rights, American history, and the Constitutional Rights guaranteed to all Americans.
A recent college graduate that believes in making measurable change to the societal fabric in America from the local to national level. This became a strong belief of hers during her years at Georgia State University where she majored in both Political Science and Sociology. While studying these fields she gained an understanding of the political and social fabric holding our nation together and, now that she has completed her studies, seeks to create and support change through outreach and activism.
Jaide believes that Feed The Revolution's goal is to support those seeking to improve America and make their voices heard under the First Amendment. This organization believes that Americans have the opportunity, right, and obligation to change and improve this country.
An aspiring animator dedicated to using art and activism to create lasting positive change. They recognize that freedom of speech and uplifting marginalized voices are essential to manifesting a more equitable future. Jake believes FTR's greatest strength is its ability to quickly learn and adapt to the needs of those expressing their voices in these vital conversations. They also admire the organization's commitment to doing as much good as possible with its resources, across all level - individual, societal, and environmental