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Hosea Helps continues Thanksgiving custom

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Hosea Helps faces a giant problem this yr as they hope to fill over 2000 meals containers for these in want, all throughout a pandemic that is positioned further stress on everybody. Volunteers have been working for weeks at their meals financial institution in hopes of creating somebody’s Thanksgiving a bit brighter. 

The Hosea Helps Thanksgiving dinner has been an Atlanta custom for 50 years. This yr, due to the pandemic, it should look lots completely different. Hosea Williams, III says it is going to be a drive-thru and walk-up occasion within the car parking zone of the Georgia World Congress Middle from 10 am to 2 pm on Thursday. 

As an alternative of a scorching meal, meals containers, luggage, hygiene kits and PPE shall be handed out on Thursday. Getting all the pieces prepared in time has been powerful.

“Most of our initiatives must be finished exterior for social distancing. We offer masks and gloves. It’s extremely troublesome, however we’re getting it finished” says Williams. 

Jaquia Maxey of Atlanta is likely one of the volunteers dedicating hours every day to filling the containers.

“It has been a troublesome yr for everyone, so I am right here to only do God’s work. I actually simply take into consideration the households that it should, the reason for all of it. I take into consideration what I have been by means of and never having meals and with the ability to have somebody allow you to in occasions of want.”

Thursday is the primary of three large occasions for Hosea Helps within the coming months. It will likely be the identical for Christmas and Martin Luther King, Jr Day meals. If you wish to volunteer or donate, you’ll be able to go to the hyperlinks beneath. 

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