In January 2020, three female-led organizations (Minority Vets of America- Atlanta Chapter, TUF Project, Inc., and Restoring One’s Hope of Atlanta, Inc.) partnered to create a monthly outreach called, “Hope United: Feed the Hungry.” The purpose of the collaboration was to consolidate outreach efforts for those facing intersectional issues regardless of race and gender. We serve people in targeted areas experiencing high rates of homelessness and living in newly formed tent communities. We provided hot meals, clothing, haircuts, and more until the nation-wide shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
May 2020 was a strong relaunch of Hope United's outreach efforts. Our economic impact for 2020 in the Metro Atlanta area was approximately $30,000.00 through the distribution of 3,000+ meals, supplies, and services through monetary and in-kind donations. Each meal contained a sandwich, water, fruit, and snacks. Each supply/hygiene kit contained a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, and feminine products. Our vision is to create a food and resource distribution hub to help improve the lives of homeless men, women, and children.
As the work continues into 2021 and the needs have grown as we live through these unprecedented times. We realized the most vulnerable in our communities are suffering through shelter closures and resource scarcity.