26 black-owned food businesses to support in and around Madison
As a consumer, decisions on how you spend your money hold power.
Protests have erupted across the globe in response to the death of George Floyd and in resistance to a long history of racism and police brutality on black bodies. Social media pages are surging with resources for awareness and activism. Newly created funds are circulating for protest supplies and bail money in cities across the nation (here is a link for bail funds in Madison), while donation links for groups committed to racial justice are at the top of Instagram and Facebook feeds. See more widespread donation links here.
There are ways to support a cause without monetary donations — research, education, conversation, time — but some organizations require financial funding to operate toward long-term change. If wealth is indeed a measure of power, perhaps a shift in where this money lies and how it is spent will leave a lasting mark in our communities.
Multimillion-dollar companies continue to make statements and pledge portions of their profit to activism groups. A few days ago, Glossier, a well-known competitor in the beauty community, contributed $500,000 to black-owned businesses and an additional $500,000 to Black Lives Matter and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
As a consumer, decisions hold power, and while the average citizen might not be able to scrap together thousands of dollars each dollar makes a difference. Right now — and every day — making contributions to local, black-owned businesses amplifies the efforts to transform the conversation about racial injustice into something tangible and sustainable.
The importance of individual support, by any means available, is vital during efforts of social change. Because even if it does not feel like much of a contribution, individual actions are catalysts for widespread, deep-rooted change. At Madison Magazine, we aim to keep our audience updated with local coverage of area events, city life, food and more. Here is an updated list of black-owned area restaurants and food businesses that you can support:
515 Junction Road, 203-9671
201 Larkin St., Tomah, 343-3671
1210 Williamson St., 286-1448
David’s Jamaican Cuisine
5696 Monona Drive, 222-8109
Falbo Brothers Pizzeria
406 South Park St., 255-9090
1865 Northport Drive, 286-1238
Marie’s Soul Food
1637 Monroe St., 318-2888
2702 E. Washington St., 442-0220
950 W. Main St., Sun Prairie, 318-2888
Melly Mel’s Deli and Catering
315 W. Beltline Hwy, 213-3020
1215 S. Madison St., 283-4903
Food Trucks, Catering and Specialty
6516 Monona Drive, 622-7608
1815 E. Washington Ave., 888-803-6122
Les délices de Awa LLC
Little Red Barn 55
5408 Williamsburg Way, 535-9127
LushLife Vegan Bakery
2817 E. Washington Ave., 957-7510
Keur Fatou Catering
Mo’ Betta Butter Cookies
5662 King James, 209-295
Pa Pa’s BBQ
1220 East Broadway, 575-6489
Sista’s Chicken & Fish
Hannah Twietmeyer is an editorial intern at Madison Magazine.
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