Hosea Williams’s legacy lives on with Easter Fest

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

About 10,000 homeless and hungry found food. Hundreds —  needing clothes, medical attention and things as simple as a shampoo and a haircut — found that, and more, Easter Sunday at the Georgia Dome.

It was the 10th annual staging of the Hosea Feed the Hungry Easter Fest, carried out by hundreds of volunteers and led by Elisabeth Omilami, daughter of the late civil rights leader Hosea Williams, who four decades ago started a tradition of feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving Day.

“If we had been able to get the word out better, maybe we would have had more people here, but this was a tremendous success,” said Omilami, who thanked the Coca-Cola Co. for helping underwrite the expense of staging the event at the Dome. The group was charged a discounted $20,000 to lease space.

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For more information about the Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry and Homeless organization, visit http://www.hoseafeedthehungry.com.




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