OPEN BxRx Wednesday: Rising Ground, FreshDirect, and much more

Nov. 22, 2022
OPEN BxRx Wednesday: Rising Ground, FreshDirect, and much more

On this episode of OPEN BXRx Wednesday, Host Daren Jaime is first joined by the Executive Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Rising Ground, Aldervan Daly who discusses about the organziation is providing support for families for the holiday season through their food drive, and the holiday gift drive.

Then he sits down with the FreshDirect Category Merchant for Meat, Seafood, and Poultry, Michael Kantar who discusses how Freshdirect is preparing for a successful holiday season and how it is providing fresh food solutions for customers.

After that, the Co-director and Co-Founder of the African Diaspora International Film Festival, Diarah N'Daw-Spech, Director, Producer & Filmmaker, Jerret Engle, Filmmaker, Henri Pardo joins Daren to talk about how the african diaspora international film festival will be celebrating its 30th anniversary and what people can expect from this year’s festivities. 

Daren is also joined by the Executive Director of Global Kids, Dominique Jones, and Alumna Scholarship Recipient at Global Kids, Jillian Lewis who talks about the recent 2022 benefit gala and how it  raised critical funds to advance the organization’s mission to educate, activate, and inspire youth from underserved communities.

Lastly, Daren is joined by Co-Directors of the Peer Support & Career Development Program at Bronx Community College, Emalinda L. McSpadden, and Esther Levy to discuss the program designed to support students in their exploration of and academic progress toward careers in mental health.

Tune in to watch on BX OMNI channel 67 Optimum/ 2133 FiOS in the Bronx and online at on the following days and times: