“Hosea Helps” Continues to Serve: Launches Facebook Live Campaign

Staff Report

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Local non-profit advocacy group Hosea Helps (AKA Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless) has launched a Facebook Live campaign to continue the group’s mission during the pandemic. CEO Elisabeth Omilami, Hosea Williams’ daughter,  and COO Afemo Omilami are going live at 9 p.m. every Friday night, focusing on a range of topics, including education, racial issues, food insecurity, and economic class gaps.  

Their Facebook Live posts have attracted thousands of views and are gaining a positive impact with their community engagement. For more than 40 years, the group has served the underprivileged of Atlanta. The staff and volunteers are continuing to visit communities delivering food to thousands and providing assistance around paying rent and utilities.   

Hosea Helps Facebook Live future topics will cover:

  • July 31, "How to End Black on Black Violence"

  • Aug. 7, "Back to School: Are we ready?"

  • Aug. 14, "The Politics of the Food Insecurity Crisis"

  • Aug. 21, “Economic Disparity Creates Inequities in Virtual Learning”

"The communities that we serve need us now more than ever before,” says Omilami. “This Facebook Live series addresses the impact of this epidemic, letting our community know what they can do and where they can go for COVID testing and where to get free food for children not being fed.”

She adds: “Families are scared. Their children are not able to go to school. Adults can’t report to work. We will not let a pandemic stop our work.”