Hunger and Homelessness
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.
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