Hunger and Homelessness

Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Agency: Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency and Atlanta Community Food Bank
Mode of Transportation: Airplane
Type of Lodging: Church Facility

Service Projects

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.

2015 Experience

I was already aware that hunger was an issue faced in many areas in the United States. I know children, elders, and the homeless are prime victims of this problem; but fortunately, there are food banks like the North Texas Food Bank here in Texas or the Atlanta Community Food Bank in Georgia that help distribute food to surrounding counties. There are homeless people that try hard to get out of poverty and back on their feet, for which Georgia has agencies like the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency. I am thankful to this day that I had the privilege to work with these agencies while I was in Atlanta.
-Alba Ramirez, ASB 2015 Hunger and Homelessness Site Leader

Read Alba's full experience here.

ASB Trips for 2015

Affordable Housing

Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Agency: Habitat for Humanity

Renovate and construct new homes for residents in downtown Jackson.

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Animal Services

Location: Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Agency: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Assist animals indirectly by caring for their environments.

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Immigration and Refugee Services

Location: McAllen, Texas
Agency: Proyecto Azteca

Help agencies that serve immigrant families and refugee children.

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Disaster Relief

Location: Moore, Oklahoma
Agency: Rebuilding Together OKC

Assist in disaster recovery efforts and provide support to those affected by tornadoes.

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Education

Location: New York, New York
Agency: Junior Achievement of New York

Lead hands-on activities that teach workforce readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

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Environmental Conservation

Location: Galveston, Texas
Agency: Galveston Bay Foundation

Serve those affected by manmade and natural disasters in Galveston.

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Hunger and Homelessness

Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Agency: Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency

Learn about urban poverty and help make a difference in the lives of those affected by homelessness.

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Park Preservation

Location: Hulbert, Oklahoma
Agency: Oklahoma State Parks

Help Three Forks Nature Center staff restore the natural beauty of Sequoyah State Park.

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Sustainability

Location: Petaluma, California
Agency: Petaluma Bounty

Live and assist at a farm and learn about sustainable agricultural practices and solutions to food system problems.

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Social Services

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Agency: San Antonio Food Bank

Help the homeless, at-risk youth, and those affected by poverty in the San Antonio area.

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