Atlanta Daily World Women of Excellence 2013

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    Elisabeth Omilami

    Elisabeth Omilami is the CEO and President of one of Atlanta’s most historic human service organizations, Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless. She is also a stage, film and television actress with over 30 years of experience as an artist.
    Omilami is also an activist, and her voice can be heard across the globe around such issues as poverty, hunger and shaping policies that do not deny the poor access to equal opportunity.
    Under the leadership of Omilami and her husband, Afemo, Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless has expanded to a year-round human services organization with programs that touch over 180,000 people per year. HFTH’s “Homeless Prevention” program is an award-winning program. Their disaster relief activities have recently been commended by the Governor of Georgia and reach far beyond Georgia to Alabama and Tennessee. HFTH operates the largest food bank in the region that supports families directly with nutritious emergency food.
    HFTH Holiday Dinner Festivals are held on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday and Easter Sunday — massive events that feed thousands and include a free medical clinic, all-you-can-eat food, barber/beauty services, clothing, toiletry and personal grooming product distributions, a children’s party, an educational component, and much more.
    As an actress she has been seen most recently in “The Blind Side” and in the Lifetime TV special “Marry Me.” An accomplished playwright, Omilami’s original play “There is A River in My Soul” will experience a revival next year.

     

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