A Visionary Legend: Elisabeth Omilami
While many are shopping for others, basting turkeys, moistening hams, anticipating the arrival of St. Nick (Santa Claus) and a host of relatives, Elisabeth Omilami and the Hosea Feed The Hungry Human Services Organization were making Christmas a reality for those less fortunate. You see it is often better to give than receive, and yes it is surely a fact that organization’s like Hosea Feed The Hungry are a miracle and God-sent blessing to the Atlanta community.
This past weekend, the organization fed, gifted and entertained over 1200+ single mothers and their children. It’s one of the biggest events of its kind annually around this time of year. In addition, Hosea Feed The Hungry Human Services has an annual Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner that facilitates meals for thousands of indigent people in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
The organization’s founding leader, Rev. Hosea Williams, Civil Rights Activist and Leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), served his community as an advocate, activist and leader alongside the late Dr. Martin Luther King. To his credit are many civil rights desegregation activities that favored African American people. Since Williams’ home-going in 2000, his legacy has lived on through his amazing staff and a host of volunteers which his daughter, Mrs. Elisabeth Omilami, now oversees.
While we know that empowering, educating and assisting others are three essentials for helping the disadvantaged, this organization, under Omilami’s determined leadership, continues to meet the needs of many throughout the community. Her grandeur style by which she continues the legacy for the community at large is welcomed by Atlanta residents and those in true need. She empowers, educates and provides assistance to the less fortunate from all walks of life and background. Among her accolades is the positive example she sets as a well-known activist, humanitarian and actress. More importantly, Omilami continues the Hosea Feed The Hungry legacy of her father, Rev. Williams by serving her community and those of less fortune and fame.
Who they are and what they do to empower others
Hosea Feed The Hungry is a human services organization founded by legendary Rev. Hosea Williams that assesses the needs in the community and connects resources to people while feeding them and providing basic care services (i.e., hair care, job search resources, etc.) during annual holiday events. In addition, they are a trusted catalyst for change throughout the calendar year.
In essence, they are a pillar in their community and Omilami is fortunate in that she welcomes the challenges of continuing her father’s legacy. She is one that understands the needs of the people. Many organizations are doing things to help individuals, but this particular organization is unique in that it has a standing in the community with more than 40 years of service under the former leader and it’s current leader, Mrs. Elisabeth Omilami – a woman in business, visionary leader and legend.
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