Black Positive People : Hosea Williams: Feed The Hungry

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Hosea Feed the Hungry & Homeless

    Since its founding in 1971, Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless Food (HFTH), a Christian international aid organization, distributed more than $3.0 billion in food, clothing, medical, educational, toiletries, furniture and cleaning supplies to 16 Georgia counties, three states and to the Philippines, the Ivory Coast and Uganda. The organization maintains an average administrative overhead of 14 percent -- ensuring the poor receive 86 percent of all donations.

    Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless follows the principle that education and self-help must fortify charity work so recipients learn to break the cycle of poverty. HFTH prevents homelessness by providing rent, mortgage, and utility assistance, financial literacy and GED classes, distribution of school supplies and book bags to children, annual Christmas children’s party, intensive case management and support to programs to teach recipients how to develop small businesses and co-ops while providing leadership training to independent farmers.

    Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless was founded in 1971 by civil rights icons Rev. Hosea and Juanita T. Williams. Their vision was instrumental in guiding Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless as it became one of the most significant human services organization in the Southeast United States providing services for some 50,000 people per year. In 2000, Afemo and Elisabeth Omilami, who have extensive experience in program development and an in-depth knowledge of meeting the basic needs of families in crisis so those families don’t become homeless especially the working poor and the homeless, tripled the numbers served and expanded HFTH to a year-round human service organization. Mrs. Omilami assumed the Presidency in 2000 and provides the leadership for Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless during this time of explosive growth.

    Created to help destitute people in the United States, Hosea Feed The Hungry has forged a spirit of cooperation between individuals, corporations and churches of the First World and of the Third World. Established as a 501(c)(3) charity, HFTH collects funds and Gifts-in kind year-round. Hosea Feed the Hungry was named one of the top charities in Georgia for its Katrina relief program to over 6,000 hurricane survivors by the Georgia State Senate.


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    my hats off to Williams

    there are so many hopeless/helpless people out there in dying need .
     
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    I have worked at 4 churches within walking distance from ny home, cleaning vegetables, cooking and distributing food, and the situaiton gets worse each week!

    The statistics state that one out of four of every child,
    regardless of race in the US is on food stamps right now

    and we need to look seriously at the plight of the Black farmers as our plight, and the imperative for collective self sufficiency when the bottom of the economy falls out.

    There is not a thing that you or I have on , or is in our homes or cars, that is made in this country so what in the hell is the stock market based on?
     
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    Ankhur, are you capable of just speaking to the subject matter of a thread without interjecting/comparing anything politically related to it?

    Here you have said nothing about this organization but you have used it as a platform to speak of foods stamps and Black farmers.

    For someone who aspires to "share" for the "collective concern," I am perplexed at this.

    When you first came here as Putney Swope, I directed you to this very forum; but in over a year, I have seen virtually no posts in this forum from you. :10500:



     
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    That's really great, Ankhur!

    Living in NY as you do, hopefully, you will be able to attend this event and share with us what was discussed and any progressed made.

     
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    you are right brother!
     
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    Play the white man is a term used in parts of England meaning to be decent and trustworthy in one's actions[citation needed]. The term is considered by some to be derogatory against non-whites because they believe it carries the implication that only whites are decent and trustworthy. Originating in colonial England, the term is losing popularity in common parlance.

    A similar expression in the United States is "That's mighty white of you", meaning, "Thank you for being fair". Among African Americans, this phrase is said in response to being patronized or told what to think.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Play_the_white_man
     
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