Social Services

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Agency: San Antonio Food Bank
Fee: $100
Mode of Transportation: Rental van
Type of Lodging: Church facility, participants may bring sleeping bag

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Service Projects

Serve the homeless, at-risk youth, immigrants, and those affected by poverty in the San Antonio area. Participants will join forces with the San Antonio Food Bank to learn and serve through their urban garden, Kids Café, Haven for Hope, and food warehouse programs. Hands-on service and educational sessions will provide participants insight to the social issues impacting the city of San Antonio.

Service tasks may include sorting donations, basic renovation and facilities maintenance, serving meals, gardening and other outreach projects.

2017 Reflection

The boxes we made were described as opportunities, instead of being called meals for the elderly. The San Antonio Food Bank provides opportunities to their community by giving meals, so the people who receive them have opportunities to pursue other activities without worrying about when and what they will eat next.
-Emily Riddell, ASB 2017 social services participant

Read Emily's full experience here.

ASB 2018 Trips

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Agency: Community Collaborations, Inc.

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Environmental Conservation

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Agency: Galveston Bay Foundation

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Global Poverty

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Agency: World Hunger Relief, Inc.

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Healthcare

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Agency: Mercy Ships

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Agency: Campus Pride

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Park Preservation

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Agency: American Hiking Society & Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge

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Social Services

Location: San Antonio, TX
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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