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TheBlackest Co.

People's Free Food Program Staple Mens T Shirt

People's Free Food Program Staple Mens T Shirt

Regular price $28.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $28.00 USD
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SIZE Chart & Easy Measurement Tips

Size guide

  LENGTH (inches) WIDTH (inches) SLEEVE LENGTH (inches)
S 28 18 15 ⅝
M 29 20 17
L 30 22 18 ½
XL 31 24 20
2XL 32 26 21 ½
3XL 33 28 22 ¾
4XL 34 30 24 ¼
5XL 35 32 25 ¼

How To Properly Measure (almost) Any Garment:
Go and grab your favorite t-shirt, hoodie or top. Lay it flat and gently spread it out. Try not to stretch it too much.

Using a tape measure or large ruler – or even a string that you can measure later – to take these two measurements:

Elevate your streetwear game with the People's Free Food Program Staple Men's T-Shirt. Crafted from 100% cotton, this classic tee offers both comfort and style with its impeccable fit and sharp lines. Perfect for layering, it adds a touch of sophistication to any ensemble. More than just a wardrobe staple, this tee celebrates Black history and the legacy of the People's Free Food Program, making it an ideal gift for history buffs. Plus, proudly made and sold by a Black-owned business, each purchase supports entrepreneurship and empowerment in the community. Make a statement with your style and your values with the People's Free Food Program Staple Men's T-Shirt.

  • 100% cotton
  • Sport Grey is 90% cotton, 10% polyester
  • Ash Grey is 99% cotton, 1% polyester
  • Taped neck and shoulders
  • Double seam at sleeves and bottom hem
  • Designed, printed and shipped in the USA
  • Black Owned & Operated Business

The Incredable History!

In January 1969, the Black Panther Party initiated the People's Free Food Program, also recognized as the Free Breakfast for School Children Program, at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church in Oakland, California. Their inaugural breakfast served 11 children, offering a nourishing meal of grits, eggs, fruit, toast, and milk. By the week's end, participation had grown to 135 children. The program's impact burgeoned rapidly, spreading to 23 cities and catering to over 20,000 children by December of 1969.

This initiative emerged as a direct response to pervasive poverty, with nearly one in three Black Americans falling below the poverty line at the time. The Black Panthers' advocacy exerted substantial pressure on the government, contributing to the expansion and eventual institutionalization of the federal School Breakfast Program in 1975. The program's success relied on the collaborative efforts of local businesses, churches, and community organizations, which generously donated both space and provisions to support its mission.

Product Features

* 100% cotton
* Sport Grey is 90% cotton, 10% polyester
* Ash Grey is 99% cotton, 1% polyester
* Heather colors are 50% cotton, 50% polyester
* Fabric weight: 5.0–5.3 oz/yd² (170-180 g/m²)
* Open-end yarn
* Tubular fabric
* Taped neck and shoulders
* Double seam at sleeves and bottom hem
* Blank product sourced from Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Bangladesh, Mexico
* Designed, printed and shipped in the USA
* Black Owned & Operated Business

* This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction and waste, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!

Care Guide

We use the latest printing technology to offer a wide variety of products and color options. We use high-quality inks that won't fade for a long time if taken care of properly.

Keep in mind that garment blank manufacturer's care instructions (tags) don't take into consideration the printing process. So we suggest following the care instructions on this page to learn how to take care of your printed garments properly.

Keep your apparel looking great for ages:

  • Printed apparel can be machine-washed cold, inside-out on a gentle cycle with a mild detergent and like colors.
  • Use non-chlorine bleach only when necessary. You shouldn't use any fabric softeners or dry-clean the items.
  • Printed apparel can be tumble-dried on a low cycle, but hang-dry works best.
  • When it comes to ironing, use cool iron inside-out.
  • Don't iron the print.

Follow these instructions carefully to avoid fading and cracking of the print, and shrinking of the garment that can occur if you wash or dry it on a high setting. Pro Tip: For ANY garment, it is especially wearing too rough tumble dry with heavier items (blankets/towels/jeans/etc).

Shipping & Return Info

Shipping: All shipping times are estimates and not guarantees. Delivery times will vary based on location and order weight.

+ Processing & Printing:

  • All items are made-to-order and typically process and print within 3 business days.

+ Shipping & Delivery:

  • Standard Shipping typically delivers within 4-11 business days (averaging 7 days).
  • Priority Shipping, when available, delivers in less than 7 business days, with most packages arriving within 5 business days.
  • Expedited Shipping, when available, delivers within 5 business days nationwide.

*Please double-check for address errors, especially missing apartment numbers, as these will greatly delay your product- it will need to return to our fulfillment center and then be resent.


We stand behind the quality of our products and guarantee 100% workmanship. Any defect or error on our part will result in a replacement at no cost.

  • Any damaged, mis-sized, or misprinted item that escapes our Quality Control will be replaced at no cost.
  • We must receive a photo of the item to process a replacement. Reach out here
  • Due to the made-to-order nature of our products, we cannot offer exchanges due to customer remorse. Size charts and measuring tips are provided for every product.

Please see our Shipping Policy and Refund Policy for more information.

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    Look, we're all for inclusion and the diverse celebration of Black History. However, it has become increasingly common for NON Black-owned companies to sell Black Culture while also falsely claiming to be Black-owned. This practice of cultural appropriation is not only dishonest but also disrespectful to the Black community. By profiting off of Black culture without actually supporting or empowering Black-owned businesses, these companies perpetuate systemic inequality and contribute to the erasure of Black voices and perspectives. It is important for consumers to do their research and support authentic Black-owned businesses that prioritize social justice, equity, and circulation of the Black dollar; rather than those that simply capitalize on the latest cultural trends.

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