The Annual Pre-Mother’s Day Brunch will be held this Saturday, May 8, returning for its 13th year and its second year being held virtually.
According to Jackie Hunt, the founder of the Pre-Mother’s Day Brunch, this year’s theme is “A Mother’s Love Deeply Rooted.”
“And that’s because of the resiliency of the Black mom,” Hunt told Madison365. “Particularly because of all the civil unrest in our country right now as it relates to Black lives and Black lives mattering and public killing of unarmed Black men. George Floyd cried for his mom who was already deceased as Office Chauvin literally choked the life out of him. So that type of mother’s love is so deeply rooted that we wanted to build on that and to remind the mothers of how much they are appreciated.”
The brunch will feature a variety of speakers and performers including opera singers Felica Turner Walton and Prenicia Clifton.
After a year impeded by the pandemic, brunch will be returning to the Pre-Mother’s Day Brunch. Meals will be provided by Issa Snack by Shuga, a comfort food restaurant proprieted by Jacquesha Hunt, Jackie’s daughter.
For every plate purchased, $10 will be donated to F.O.S.T.E.R., A Madison-based nonprofit helping marginalized families in the Dane County of which Hunt is the founder and CEO.
Festivities will start at 10 a.m. and go until noon. Menu items and payment procedures can be found on the FOSTER Facebook page.
Those who purchase a meal can either pick them up from Fountain of Life Covenant Church located on 633 W. Badger Rd. on Madison’s south side or have them delivered. Deliveries will be made by members of the 100 Black Men Coalition.
Other partners for Saturday’s event include Palate Pleasures, Ruthie’s, DaVita’s Delights, from which little gifts will be provided.
“I was intentional with using with Black women-led businesses,” Hunt said.
The women will also receive corsages made by Theresa Sanders and Andriel Davis.
“Some moms just aren’t going to be celebrated or they will be celebrated by their young ones to their best of their ability, but we just wanted to give a little extra love,” Hunt said.
Registration for the event is currently closed.