Dear FTHP Family
The present COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to our effort to bring attention and serve the homeless community in Atlanta. As you know, we’ve had to stop all feeding activity based on mandates from Mayor Bottoms, however, we’ve channeled our financial support to two groups, Bigmouth Ben Graham and Lady T, who continue to provide meals to our friends albeit in a much more limited fashion. We will continue to support them until we are able to restart our feeding efforts which at the present looks to be a month or more away.
In the meantime, I’d like to make everyone aware of another organization, Partners for Home/Atlanta Continuum of Care (Atl CoC). This group has been coordinating efforts to support the homeless population in Atlanta thru coordinated efforts with Proof of the Pudding. At present they are providing 1200 meals per day. This organization offers an opportunity for you individually to continue to serve if that is something in your hearts. This is not an FTHP function but rather the coordinated efforts by Atl CoC. They are looking for teams of two (2) go help pass out food each day around 10 am from their distribution center at Proof of the Pudding. You will need to contact Chelsea Arkin directly at 404-507-6389 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Additionally on our last call with the Atl CoC and direct communication from Lady T, the need for bottled water has be identified. Again, if this is something you can assist with, please drop off water to Proof of the Pudding at 1175 Chattahoochee Avenue, Bldg A, Atlanta, 30318.
FTHP remains committed to our mission and looks forward to getting back on the streets as soon as it is safely possible. As soon as it is determined that is once again safe to gather, we WILL be back on the streets.Unfortunately it is impossible to predict when that will be . In the meantime, I hope you and your families are safe and well. Watch our website www.fthpinc.org for pictures and updates.
Thank you for your ongoing support of FTHP and those in need.
Jim Rahm Chairman, Feeding the Homeless Project, Inc