BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Tau Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated held a “Sigma Feeds the Homeless” cookout event at the Downtown Jimmie Hale Mission in Birmingham, Ala. on Saturday, January 26. As a result, the Sigmas were able to feed up to two hundred people at the local homeless shelter. The “Sigmas Feed the Homeless” service project will now become an additional annual social action effort to promote the organization’s motto of “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity” to help those in need and less fortunate. Because of their initiative, the Tau Sigma Chapter and the Jimmie Hale Mission have established a partnership to serve the homeless and to expand the outreach of community oriented support efforts. “Sigmas Feed the Homeless” also seeks to address the issue of homelessness throughout the city. With this new partnership, as well as support from the public, the Tau Sigma Chapter will be able to support and maintain various community service projects at the same level or greater than the previous year, despite the challenging fund-raising climate. The Tau Sigma Chapter has been proudly serving the Birmingham area since 1949 and looks forward to introducing new social action initiative programs in the near future to build even deeper relationships with the Birmingham community. “Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. recognizes that we are made up of many parts but we make up one community. It is to that end that we are dedicated to the community in which we live,” said Rod Wilkins, President of the Tau Sigma Chapter, Inc. To find out how you can support Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity in this effort and other service projects, please visit the website at http://www.birminghamsigmas.com.