The Correct Heart and Collegiate Freedom and Justice Coalition cooked meals Sunday in order to march next month.
The groups are raising money to attend the anniversary of The March on Washington, 57 years after the original event. Collegiate Freedom and Justice Coalition Founder Adriana Laws sees similarities between 1963 and now.
"I often refer to what's going on right now as the Civil Rights movement part two because that's exactly what it is," Laws said.
The groups believed there is not a better place to go than Washington D.C., a place so strongly associated with advancements throughout the Civil Rights Movement.
The groups set up at Douglas Park Sunday afternoon grilling and serving food for donations.
The organizations hope to take 20 people to the anniversary of the march on August 28.
"We really can join a movement that is so much larger than us individually,” The Correct Heart council member Noah said. “What better way to feel like you're walking among giants than to participate in a march on Washington.”
There was no greater giant than Martin Luther King Jr., making his I Have a Dream speech in 1963 to an estimated crowd of 250,000 people.
This year's anniversary is expected to draw tens of thousands.
"Especially with the climate we're in right now, I think it's much needed especially for us to come together in solidarity and show that we stand together," Laws said. "I think that's the most important part."
The organizations will continue to hold fundraisers like this every weekend until the march next month.