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Georgia STAND-UP, Hosea Helps, Apron's for Change Join to Feed Over 1,200 Families on Thanksgiving

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Atlanta, GA - November 21, 2023 - Georgia STAND-UP is proud to announce its sponsorship of Hosea Helps Annual Thanksgiving Festival of Service. This year, on November 23, over 1200 hot meals prepared by Chef Tim Morgan will be distributed to families and individuals in need across Atlanta.

Wednesday, November 22 - 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

  • Preparation kicks off with Chef Tim Morgan at 1465 Chattahoochee Ave, Atlanta, GA 30318.Interviews are welcome during this time. Reporters should reach out to Liv Duncan or Carcelia Ivory.

Thursday, November 23 - 7:00 am to 9:30 am

  • Loading Hosea Helps trucks with cooked meals with Chef Tim, Deborah Scott (Georgia STAND-UP), and volunteers at 1465 Chattahoochee Ave, Atlanta, GA 30318.Interviews are welcome during this time. Reporters should reach out to Liv Duncan or Carcelia Ivory.

The distribution plan includes multiple locations, starting at:

  • 11:00 am Lilly Campbell, 1836 Campbellton Road, Atlanta, GA 30311

  • 12:00 pm Wheat Street Towers 375 Auburn Ave, Atlanta, GA 30312

  • 1:00 pm Branon Towers, 1200 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

In total, 400 senior citizens across these three facilities will receive warm Thanksgiving meals.


Simultaneously, the remaining 800 meals will be dedicated to those who have pre-registered on Hosea Helps' website for home-delivered meals as well as homeless individuals in parks across Atlanta. The collaborative efforts of Hosea Helps, Apron's for Change, and Georgia STAND-UP ensure that this Thanksgiving reaches those in need, offering not only sustenance but a sense of warmth and community.


"Especially at this time of year, we are reminded of the unmet needs of our community, and we honor the organizations that meet those needs every day, year after year. Hosea Helps is such an organization. Georgia STAND-UP is pleased to partner in providing nutritious meals to over 1,200 seniors and other community members as a demonstration of our ongoing commitment to outreach and service during the holiday season.” -Deborah Scott, CEO Georgia STAND-UP

Chef Tim Morgan’s, owner of Aprons for Change, selflessness shines as he contributes to this worthy cause by prepping and preparing 1200 hot meals for the elderly and homeless within the metro Atlanta area. Hosea Helps is honored to collaborate with Aprons for Change in this meaningful endeavor and would like to ask for a few experienced food professionals to assist Chef Tim with the preparation of the meals. We ask them to register at 4hosea.org/volunteers.

Chef Tim Morgan says he is supporting Hosea Helps because, "It's about paying it forward, remembering those who I left behind in the streets during my time of homelessness." -Tim Morgan, Founder Apron's For Change

“Hosea Helps’s Inc. is so happy to have served the Atlanta community for over 50 years. The request for our year-long services has increased 40% and we have doubled our efforts to meet the needs. In these challenging times, our donations have seen a significant decrease, and we can only continue with your help. Please visit 4hosea.org and find out how to be a part of the solution. Donations are welcomed at the Hosea Helps headquarters 2545 Forrest Hills Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30315, their website is 4hosea.org/giving, Cash App $HOSEAHELPS, To mail your donation please send to P. O. BOX 4672 Atlanta, GA 30302. ” -Mr. Afemo Omilami - CFO Hosea Helps Inc.

To learn more about Georgia STAND-UP, visit their website at georgiastandup.org and follow them on Instagram @ga_standup. For more information on Hosea Helps and its programs, visit www.4hosea.org or follow them on social media @4Hosea. All media inquiries are to contact Alivia.duncan@georgiastandup.org or Carcelia@epimediagroup.com or 770-635-8170.


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About Georgia STAND-UP:

Georgia Strategic Alliance for New Directions and Unified Policies (Georgia STAND-UP) is a Black-woman-led nonprofit that provides research, strategy, technical support, and resource development for grassroots community organizing and non-partisan voter education. STAND-UP was founded in 2004 as a community-labor partnership to build the political and economic power of Black working families and youth in Atlanta and across Georgia. As a "think and act tank,” STAND-UP believes in building power from the ground up for Atlanta’s working families, advocating for the issues that matter most to them: affordable housing, economic development, accessible healthcare, transit equity, and political empowerment. Through leadership training, civic education, voter registration, and GOTV (Get Out the Vote) mobilization, STAND-UP employs proven strategies to foster progressive power in the South.


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