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UGA VISTA- Summer Associate- ACCA Senior Hunger Coalition
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. The goals of the SHC 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, 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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Member Duties : Support the efforts of ACCA’s Meals on Wheels and Senior Hunger Coalition food distribution programs, Take-Out Tuesday, Mobile Food Pantry, Emergency Food Pantry by participating in day-to-day activities such as unloading and loading food boxes and bags, loading volunteers’ vehicles, coolers, regularly drive routes to deliver meals to clients, assist in coordinating and managing volunteers when needed. Manage the community garden, coordinate with ACCA Volunteer Recruitment Staff to recruit volunteers to work in the garden and to plan garden work days, manage day-to-day garden activities: weeding, planting, watering, etc.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Elder Care ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Public Health ,  General Skills ,  Environment . 
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UGA VISTA- Summer Associate- ACCA Senior Hunger Coalition

Program Start/End Date
06/03/2019  -   07/28/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations GEORGIA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/29/2019  To  05/09/2019 

Contact Leslie Trier
135 Hoyt St
Athens   GA   30602
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88724