Hunger and Homelessness
Location: West Coast Bay Area, California
Agency: Community Collaborations, Inc and various agencies
Mode of Transportation: Airplane
Type of Lodging: Community Facility
There are over 633,000 Americans experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States. Many of these Americans live in urban areas where homelessness is more prevalent. Learn about urban poverty and help make a difference in the lives of those affected by homelessness.
Participants will serve with various non-profit agencies and tasks may include serving meals at homeless shelters, sorting and organizing donations, and basic facilities maintenance.
From this trip, I was not only able to make a miniscule difference in a grand problem, but I learned a lot about this issue. San Francisco, being a hub for homelessness and consequently, hunger, was a great place to dive into community service. My favorite place we worked at was a local food pantry called Bayview Mission, where a group of people assembled every Monday to help serve donations they received from the San Francisco Food Bank. We worked in distributing these items, and we quickly saw the face of hunger. The people, as they went through the line and picked up different vegetables and groceries, were people of every race and every age. Many of them were mothers with young children. After this [ASB] experience, hunger and homelessness is no longer an abstract issue that I hear about in the news, it has become something very real and eye-opening for me.
- Hira Saleem, ASB 2014 Hunger and Homelessness participant
Read Hira's full experience here.
ASB Trips for 2014
Location: Collierville, Tennessee
Agency: Collierville Animal Services
Assist in caring for abandoned and neglected dogs, cats, and other rescued animals.
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Agency: Various Agencies
Help the homeless, at-risk youth, and those affected by poverty in the San Antonio area.