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Athens Community Council on Aging Senior Hunger VISTA-UGA
Almost 9 million older adults in the U.S are at risk for hunger, and Georgia is 10th in state rankings for older adult risk of hunger. In response, The Athens Senior Hunger Coalition (SHC) was started by the Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) to combat senior hunger in the Athens area through programs and partnerships with local organizations that have a mutual dedication to serving older adults. The goals of this Initiative are to enhance and expand these partnerships to maximize available resources, raise awareness of senior hunger in the Athens community, identify older adults who are food insecure using standardized measurements, and create innovative, sustainable, cost-effective, and outcome driven interventions. Working with local partners, we offer interventions which combat senior hunger and its root causes such as lack of healthy food accessibility and social isolation. These interventions include weekly supplemental meal distributions from the main campus of ACCA, biweekly meal deliveries, bimonthly Mobile Food Pantries, Take Out Tuesday monthly commodity deliveries, and meal deliveries to individuals on the Meals on Wheels waiting list, an On-site Community Garden, and the Lunch Buddy program which partners homebound older adults with student and community volunteers to share a weekly noon day meal.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA member is placed at the Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) in Athens, GA and works with various partners to build capacity for the Senior Hunger initiatives' efforts. Specifically, the VISTA is a central communicator between community partners and the ACCA in order to expand meal distribution to better meet the needs of current clients and to reach more under-served seniors in the area. The VISTA will help secure resources by raising awareness of senior hunger in the Athens area, and by recruiting volunteers. The VISTA will also help strengthen existing beyond-the-meal initiatives including the Lunch Buddy program and the Community Garden, both of which target two of the root causes of senior hunger: lack of access to fresh, healthy food, and social isolation. From the host site: Potential member must be vaccinated for COVID-19 and will need a vehicle.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Elder Care ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Hunger ,  Education . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Public Health ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Social Services . 
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Athens Community Council on Aging Senior Hunger VISTA-UGA

Program Start/End Date
06/03/2024  -   06/02/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations GEORGIA  

Accepting Applications
From  07/19/2023  To  05/06/2024 

Contact Leslie Trier
135 Hoyt St
Athens   GA   30601

Listing ID 106449


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