Hosea Feed the Hungry extends their summer efforts of helping working families and those families who are less fortunate by hosting their annual Back to School Jamboree. The annual event will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Turner Field Red parking lot.
This event comes just in time for families as they begin to plan for the end of summer and beginning of a new year at school. The event is open to all families and the admission is absolutely free. Children will receive a backpack filled with school supplies.
Additionally, health screenings, clothing and other necessities will be provided during this highly anticipated event. "Hosea Feed The Hungry is committed to ensuring that students have the tools and resources they need to fully encourage the learning process.” said Elisabeth Omilami, President and CEO of Hosea Feed the Hungry.
“This summer we will also continue our “No Summer Hunger Campaign. During the school year, about 363,421 children across Metropolitan Atlanta participate in a free or reduce school meal program, however, during the summer months, many of these children are without these meals."
Hosea Feed the Hungry’s goal is to provide at least 10,000 meals to children in out-of-school programs, community centers, church and area food banks. Hosea Feed the Hungry strives to bring the community together to take charge of empowering Atlanta’s youth in order to equip them with the necessary tools to be successful students at their individual educational institutions. Statistics also show that children who have healthy meals, are more incline to participate in the learning process.
You can find more information about Hosea Feed The Hungry intiatives either by calling (404) 755-3353 or by clicking here.
Elisabeth Omilami joined WCLK's Rob Maynard on the Public Affairs Block to talk about her current events and initiatives, and what can be a trying time for a non-profit organization: