Location: Elm Mott, Texas
Agency: World Hunger Relief, Inc.
Mode of Transportation: Passenger Van
Type of Lodging: On-site Cabin
World Hunger Relief, Inc. has been helping fight world hunger since 1976. Join their mission to end hunger by helping on a farm dedicated to sustainable agriculture. Learn about conservation, resource sharing and other sustainable agricultural practices taught to farmers in developing countries.
Participants will live and assist at a farm. Tasks may include farm labor, landscaping, facilities maintenance and community outreach.
Step by step, the interns at World Hunger Relief taught us why sustainability is huge, pressing, but most importantly, achievable. Our knowledge was not learned in a classroom, however, but in the field. Through early mornings and difficult tasks including hoeing weeds, harvesting stubbornly dug-in carrots and digging trenches, we learned that for people in developing countries, food does not come without manual labor. If that wasn’t eye-opening enough, our team also participated in role playing games, except the scenarios are, in fact, reality for many hungry people around the globe. Trial by trial, we eventually learned that our power was in teamwork. Perhaps the greatest resource, one that can’t be mined or wasted by outsiders, is the people surrounding each of us in our communities.
- Caitlynn Fortner, ASB 2014 Sustainability participant
Read Caitlynn'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.