This Saturday our friends from Cardinal Health stopped by to join us for what turned out to be one of the smoothest events we’ve had all year. Everything just went perfectly and the weather cooperated, too 🙂
This Saturday at Whitehall, in addition to our usual duties, we delivered blankets donated by our dear friends at JE Dunn.
BridgeBuilding is the cornerstone project of our initiative to “Go Beyond Breakfast”. Envisioned by our past CEO Bill Mueller, the program seeks to reach out on a personal level to address specific and individual needs that our homeless and/or unsheltered friends may have that are not being met by other aid organizations.
Bill’s mantra has always been that serving food is the least of our service potential. He continues to emphasize that we need to take the opportunity to serve food as an opportunity to deliver the simple human dignity that homelessness robs from a person. By speaking to someone on a personal level, we’re able to give this gift, one smile at a time. Thank you, Bill, for opening this door for us to further serve our friends on the street.
On the first Saturday of each month, we hold an open, volunteer weekend so that anyone can come out and share the fulfillment we get to experience each Saturday from engaging in our mission.
This weekend, along with our returning volunteers, we had the pleasure of working with the ladies of the Georgia State University Women’s Volleyball Team!
In the last year, with the help of our friends at ReStart3:20, we’ve opened another service location in the West End area of Atlanta. Our mission is the same: to provide a hot meal, compassion and dignity to our friends on the street.
This past weekend was the first time we’ve had a sponsor at Whitehall…and what a perfect first sponsor they were! This weekend the Webelos of Cub Scout Troop 186 joined us to give the homeless a home, if just for a few hours. Thank you Webelos and good luck in earning your merit badges!
This weekend our friends, Ben and Sarah Hautt and their children… and their dear friends and their children (how awesome is that!), spent the day with us sharing their joy and joining us in our mission to feed our street friends food and hope. Continue reading
What a great day! The weather was a little warmer and the smiles were everywhere. Many thanks to our sponsor- Transwestern, for joining us in our mission and providing the kind of support and caring our friends on the street need as much as the food we deliver. We are constantly humbled by the charity and love our friends from the Commercial Real Estate Community deliver to those on the street.
THANKS to JE Dunn Construction for their amazing support of Feeding The Homeless Project! Their leaders and employees have served with us many times on the streets of Atlanta. And today they hosted a 5K run and designated FTHP as a primary beneficiary of this major fundraising event. We are thankful to everyone who participated and sponsored this event. And we are inspired to turn this significant donation into essential services that go “beyond breakfast” for our friends on the street!
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With the help of Peachtree Christian Church and volunteers from the Wounded Warrior Project, we welcomed nearly 100 of our friends from the street to a hearty sit-down breakfast on Christmas morning. Our volunteers spent some time just getting to … Continue reading