The Hungry Black Man team has traveled to nine U.S. cities in search of amazing food! We focus on Black and minority owned eateries along with non-minority owned eateries who celebrate diversity with their hiring and service models.  We have discovered that Black and Brown eateries must work ten times harder to be successful and respected.  That extra work usually requires additional human and liquid capital.  Because of this, many of these businesses find it challenging to compete.  In addition, many of these food service businesses report being judged more harshly when things are not right.  People take to Yelp and other digital platforms and blast them for food quality, air quality, aesthetics, customer service, and just about everything under the sun.


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Often, addressing many issues within the Black Food ecosystem is difficult due to a lack of capital.  To celebrate Thanksgiving, The Hungry Black Man is launching an initiative to support the ONLY Black Owned full service grocer, while also assisting Black Farmers.  Coined The George Washington Carver Project, this initiative seeks to attract folk to shop at Stiles Farmer’s Market for ALL your Thanksgiving needs.  This will allow the ONLY BLACK OWNED FULL SERVICE GROCERY STORE IN FLORIDA to sell more of their products – which are sourced from BLACK OWNED FARMS – this holiday season, allowing them to expand.

It’s that simple.

To participate, The Hungry Black Man and our supporters are asking you to sign up on Facebook at The George Washington Carver Initiative to support Black Farmers and this sole Black Grocer.  Frenly Farmer’s Market! South Florida’s Largest Black Owned Grocer!
6330 W Oakland Park Blvd, Lauderhill, FL 33313. Spend those Irma stamps! Call (954) 289-8111. The grocer has agreed to provide a generous 10% off of your total bill to show his gratitude.  Guys, if we support this brother, he can improve his store, continue sourcing and being a buyer from Black Farms, which will assist our efforts in removing food deserts from our inner cities. Our communities deserve a clean, well stocked, and nutritious store whose products give black farmers and other makers a chance to compete.  Located in a predominately Black community, Stiles already offers amazingly low prices on produce, so saving an additional 10% is a great deal!

I am asking the following organization to commit this Thanksgiving to shop at Stile’s Market for your Thanksgiving needs beginning November 15, 2016 through November 26, 2016.

  • Houses of Worship (We have so many churches with black congregations in South Florida, let’s do this)
  • Historically Black Fraternity and Sororities
  • Black owned caterers
  • Black owned restaurants
  • Non Black owned EVERYBODY
  • Individuals
  • Families

Why support this initiative?

  • Help to improve the Black Food Ecosystem
  • Help to eliminate unemployment within the Black Community
  • Support Black Farmers
  • Help to reduce the astronomical racial wealth gap in the nation

Simply visit the link below to sign up and support the local Black Food Ecosystem by committing to shop Black this Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Season.For more interesting Food stories and reviews, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @thehungryblackman.


Contact Frenly Market at: (954) 289-8111 and ask for store owner Mr. Finley Matthews and leave him a message  (See the flyer below)

Written by thehungryblackman

Starex Smith is an accomplished and experienced public administrator, fundraiser, foodie, and culinary business developer who has committed himself to maximizing the Black experience in the United States! He currently serves as Vice President of Strategy and Development for Black Tech Week with over twelve (12) years of experience in managing public/private partnerships, large scale events, and nonprofits. He has successfully raised over 20 million dollars in funding for various governmental entities, food companies, and individuals. Starex has assisted countless food industry businesses successfully obtain funding, taking mom and pop storefronts to scalable businesses. His success in working with restaurants sparked a passion for food and entrepreneurship which led to the launching of Sothern Bytes, a teaching platform food business dedicated to an ever evolving food industry with a focus on technology, culture and innovation. Having constantly run into stereotyping negatively affecting his dining and vacationing experiences, Starex decided to curate great destinations, restaurants, and discuss issues surrounding being a hungry Black man. Starex completed both his Bachelor’s and Master’s coursework in Public Administration at Florida International University where he served as president of the Black Student Union and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, Lambda Tau Chapter


  1. Pingback: Thanksgiving initiative pushes support for black-owned grocery store | theGrio
  2. As Americans are more aware of where their food comes from, I’d like to see a lot more stories like this and even deeper. As a restauranteur/starving vagabond cook, I’m very interested in more reporting on these Black/minority owned sources or at least any leads.
    Good looking out!


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