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Hosea Feed The Hungry Prepares To Feed Atlanta’s Underserved Communities

Elisabeth Omilami engages in conversation and holds hands with a dinner guest at the Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless dinner.
Elisabeth Omilami engages in conversation and holds hands with a dinner guest at the Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless dinner.
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Volunteers for the late civil rights leader Hosea Williams’ annual Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless are preparing to serve at least 5,000 of Atlanta’s homeless and hungry this Thanksgiving.

The number seems to grow larger every year. This year in particular, food donations are running short. And hundreds of cooked turkeys are still needed.

President and CEO Elisabeth Omilami, one of Williams’ daughters, says they’ve exhausted just about all their resources.

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In an undated photo, the late civil rights leader Hosea Williams stands in front of a pile of potatoes that were cooked and served for Thanksgiving dinner. (Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless file photo)

When WABE’s “Morning Edition” host Lisa Rayam spoke with her recently, Omilami remained steadfast and committed to her late father’s vision of helping the underserved in Atlanta.

Omilami’s father died in 1998 in Atlanta. He was a civil rights foot soldier along side Martin Luther King Jr. and many other civil rights leaders.

Omilami is hopeful extra donations will be made in the 11th hour.

The organization is working on a fundraising plan that will help support their programs year-round. Omilami says that way they won’t have to rely so heavily on donations.

Dinner will be served at the Georgia World Congress Center.