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ACCA Sr Hunger 2022 Summer Associate - 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 initiated 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. Program goals 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, the SHC offers interventions which combat senior hunger and its root causes such as healthy food accessibility and social isolation. These interventions include weekly supplemental meal distributions from the main campus of ACCA and biweekly meal deliveries, bimonthly Mobile Food Pantries, Take Out Tuesday monthly commodity and meal deliveries to individuals on the Meals on Wheels waiting list, and On-site Community Garden. One Summer Associate will help support summer programming. Summer Associates work full-time for 10 weeks, and receive an AmeriCorps living allowance of $575.40 for each two-week period, as well as an end-of-service education award or stipend.
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Member Duties : Support the efforts of ACCA’s Meals on Wheels and Senior Hunger Coalition food distribution programs by participating in day-to-day activities such as unloading and loading food boxes and bags, loading volunteers’ vehicles, coolers, driving routes to deliver meals to clients, assisting in coordinating and managing volunteers when needed. Support the community garden, coordinate with ACCA staff and other VISTAs to recruit volunteers to work in the garden and to plan garden work days, manage day-to-day garden activities: weeding, planting, watering, etc. Support efforts related to senior hunger program data collection, assessments, volunteer information gathering, and program impacts. Assist with client education outreach.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Hunger ,  Elder Care . 
Skills :
Environment ,  Public Health ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Social Services . 
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ACCA Sr Hunger 2022 Summer Associate - UGA

Program Start/End Date
05/31/2022  -   08/08/2022

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations GEORGIA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/15/2022  To  05/11/2022 

Contact Leslie Trier
135 Hoyt St
Athens   GA   30601

Listing ID 111467