As the first day of school rapidly approaches, an organization will work to ensure that students have the supplies they need.

Hosea Helps, formerly Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless, will host its 12th annual Back-To-School Jamboree, an event designed to provide low income families with necessary items. The nonprofit will give backpacks filled with school supplies to more than 3,000 children.

Children received clothing and fresh produce, and more than 200 pairs of tennis shoes and 100 electric toothbrushes will be given away. Available services include health screenings and on-site registration for children attending Atlanta Public Schools. 

The free event is open to all families. Children must be present to receive supplies, and parents must bring identification for each child.

Elisabeth Omilami, president and CEO of Hosea Helps, said the group has noticed that home displacement has become a major issue for some families as the cost of living is increasing.

“We refuse to let this affect innocent children,” Omilami said in a statement. “By providing onsite registration to Atlanta Public Schools we will continue our efforts to encourage the learning process and better our communities.” 

Special thanks to the Premier Corporate Sponsors Luther and Susie Harris Foundation, Kanner and Pintaluga, Amerigroup, Walmart, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Wayfield Foods, 1 L.I.F.E. Foundation,  and American Honda Finance Corporation





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