“Saving Lives Everyday!” During the months of April, May and June of 2014, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. members and chapters throughout the nation, will collect canned goods and non-perishable food items to benefit the Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry & Homeless Program in Atlanta, GA, as well as similar programs in the Washington, DC area.
Beginning in April, members are encouraged to send donated items to the Fraternity’s International Headquarters, located at 145 Kennedy Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011. During the organization’s Centennial Celebration from July 16-20, 2014 at the Marriott Wardman Park, the collected goods will be displayed, transported and distributed to the food programs in Atlanta and Washington.
The late, Hosea Williams, was a principal leader of the civil rights movement, political figure, ordained minister and member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Renowned for his militancy and his ability to organize demonstrations and mobilize protesters, he helped coordinate the 1965 protest march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery.
Headed by his daughter Elisabeth Williams-Omilami, the program’s mission is to examine and raise public awareness about the many problems facing families and individuals that are living in poverty or are at risk of slipping into poverty. The program then seeks to mobilize products, volunteers and financial resources to solve those problems, or to ease the burden caused by the problems.