Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless: Volunteer Experience

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COMMUNITY OBSERVATION

HOSEA FEED THE HUNGRY

Sociology 200: Introduction to Sociology

December 5, 2013

We are a society who seemingly emphasizes our commitment to the equality of all. We like to think that all people are equal and are afforded the same opportunities. We like to think that outside of our own bubble everyone lives just like us. We know inherently that it is not so. There is rampant inequality throughout society. According to the text book, inequality is defined as” the unequal access to scarce good resources” (Barisco,et al, p. 231.) This inequality can lead to a portion of society not having access to basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter. This inequality leads to a large population of hungry and homeless citizens in our cities. Throughout the year in many communities across the country there are many who suffer from hunger. An Atlanta there is an organization that is committed to helping to lessen the number who suffers. The name of the organization is Hosea Feed the Hungry. Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless was founded in 1971 by civil rights icons Rev. Hosea and Juanita T. Williams. Since its founding in 1971, Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless Food (HFTH), a Christian international aid organization, distributed more than $3.0 billion in food, clothing, medical, educational, toiletries, furniture and cleaning supplies to 16 Georgia counties, three states and to the Philippines, the Ivory Coast and Uganda (http://4hosea.org/page/about-us).
My children and I volunteered to help set up the facility for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner. The day before Thanksgiving we drove to downtown Atlanta to the Georgia World Congress and Convention Center. We were amazed by the number of volunteers already there. There were people from all walks of life, executives, athletes, clergy, housewives and fathers, and even some people who were clearly in need themselves.



Cited: Hosea Feed the Hungry. Retrieved on December 5, 2013. http://4hosea.org/ Basirico, L.A., Cashion, B.G. & Eshleman, J.R. (2012). Introduction to Sociology. (5th Ed.) Redding, CA: BVT Publishing.

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