DECATUR, Ga. — It is jarring to find out that 1 in 7 Atlantans are at risk of going hungry every day in the metro area. This crystallizes the depth of the dilemma surrounding impoverishment and, equally, the importance of organizations like Hosea Feed the Hungry. The legendary organization hosted a press conference at the DeKalb County Jail to announce their annual Great Turkey Drop Off and the 2015 Festival of Services via the theme “Hosea Strong All Year Long.”
Subsequently, despite the continual generous donation of turkeys and ham from the likes of Publix and Kroger, there remains a great need from the fortunate citizens of Atlanta to contribute during the Holiday Season.
“Even with these generous donations of turkeys, we are about 500 turkeys short,” said Afemo Omilami, chief operating officer of HFTH. “We lost a longtime donor this year, however we are confident that Atlanta will come through for us—they all ways do. Not only do these turkeys feed the clients we serve, but are also a resource to other churches and community organizations that have populations that we cannot reach.”
He announced other items that are needed, including:
- “We do need more clothing for men. We never have enough work clothes or interview clothes for men. I need all of that.”
- Baby clothes.
- Rolling suitcases, “so that they have enough room and they can feel safe with that.”
- more turkeys
- All the spices that go with it – suger, cooking oil, etc.
- Green beans.
The organization announced its partnership with Master Chef, Daryl Shular and his team Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School as they will provide a full course for Thanksgiving dinner.
The press conference ws also an opportunity for the presentation of a special check of $15,000 from Kanner and Pintaluga, along with $6000.00 from Wade Ford and the Ford Motor Company.
“The firm made that kind of donation because we believe in giving back to the community. The bulk of our business comes from the city of Atlanta,” said Charles Rebella from the law firm. “Through Hosea Helps, we definitely have a great vehicle to reach to multiple people simultaneously. We just love how dedicated they are and how organized their and how passionate, also.”
Kroger, which donated 500 turkeys and $10,000 to Hosea Feed the Hungry, has been a partner for the past 21 years for HFTH.
Glynn Jenkins (above, left) of Kroger said “Kroger wouldn’t miss it. Kroger has been a partner for 21 years now. We congratulate them on their 46th anniversary. We like giving back an one of the ways to do that we are donating $10,000 and 500 turkeys for their . There are 1 in 7 Atlantans who are at risk of going hungry every day. So we hope that our product donation will go a long way toward their annual Thanksgiving tradition, and that the cash will go towards their broader mission with providing residents with relief with their utility bills, housing and medical bills and other basic necessities.
Facebook :Hosea Helps
MOBILE TEXTING: TEXT 4FEED TO 20222 TO GIVE $5
4HOSEA TO 20222 TO GIVE $10
(normal texting rates applied to your phone bill)