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Uhuru Jiko is a project of the African People's Education and Defense Fund (APEDF)

Uhuru Jiko

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Rent the Uhuru Jiko Commercial Community Kitchen

1245 18th Ave S., St. Petersburg, FL

INSIDE UHURU JIKO
The Uhuru Jiko kitchen offers professional cooking and baking equipment, including:

  • Three convection ovens
  • Six burner gas range
  • Double basket fryer
  • Twenty-quart mixer
  • Double-door refrigerator
  • Cooling racks
  • Prep table
  • Commercial vegetable slicer
  • Griddle
  • Tankless gas hot water heater
  • Large 3-compartment sink

OUR KITCHEN, OUR COMMUNITY
Rentals by the hour and monthly.
To schedule a visit call 727-821-2437

  • Need an approved kitchen for your food concession or catering business?
  • Thinking of starting a food business
  • Need a venue for your catering special events?

Uhuru Jiko can now unleash the culinary talents and tremendous potential for creating community commerce and self-sustaining economic activity.

Uhuru Jiko is located with Akwaaba Hall at the St. Pete Uhuru House, offering a full-service banquet hall/ auditorium and kitchen, renting for families, community events and caterers.


Contribute to building the Uhuru Jiko
at the Uhuru House in Oakland, CA

7911 MacArthur Blvd.

What you can do !

Contact us at: uhurujiko_oakland@apedf.org
or call 800-578-5157

  • Join the team, do outreach, fundraising, promotion, grant writing and construction
  • Donate your skills: General contractor, architects, plumbers, electricians
  • Donate supplies: Lumber, paint, stucco, plywood and sheet rock
  • Donate kitchen supplies and equipment
  • Sponsor a fundraiser

Designed for the future and the current Economic Crisis

St. Petersburg:
  • Over 70% of the community in South St. Petersburg live at or below the poverty line.
  • Pinellas County Florida schools only graduate 21% of African male students.
  • Over 2000 African families in St. Petersburg are homeless. 

Oakland:
  • 75% of the retail dollars spent in the area around the Uhuru House leave the community.
  • 30% of African families live below the poverty level (6 x the rate for white families).
  • According to a 2008 report by the Alameda County Health Department, an African child born in West Oakland, as compared to a white child born in the Oakland hills:
    • Will live 15 years less.
    • Is 1.5 times more likely to be born premature with a low birth rate
    • Is 7 times more likely to born into poverty
    • As an adult, will be 5 times more likely to hospitalized with diabetes, twice as likely to die of heart disease, 3 times more likely to die of a stroke and twice as likely to die of cancer
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