The National day of prayer has encouraged atheists to feed hungry people and clean up the environment. The Atheist Community of Polk County, in Florida is setting up several community service events. They are also planning a campaign that orientates people that “fellowship” doesn’t require “faith”.
This is a part of the plan meant for the celebration of Secular Week of Action rather than observing the yearly National Day of Prayer. To celebrate this day, secular groups across the nation set up projects to feed the hungry. This year’s theme emphasized on compassionate response to homelessness and hunger in the country.
A nonprofit organization around the areas of Winter Haven and Lakeland manages some programs to address social problems. They also collaborated with a religious group as a direct response to the pandemic.
In collaboration with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lakeland, the service project delivers food pantry supplies to recipients who can’t visit the pantry.
These local atheists set up a chapter of Street Warriors to offer hot meals to the homeless. There is also a Backpack Program that provides groceries for elementary students. The Secular Week of Action doesn’t just offer food to the homeless, it will also be providing a litter clean-up of the roadway in Haines City at 8:45am on May 2.