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UGA VISTA Network: ACCA Senior Hunger Initiative 2019
 
 
 
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 will be 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.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Elder Care ,  Education ,  Hunger ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Public Health ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
UGA VISTA Network: ACCA Senior Hunger Initiative 2019

Program Start/End Date
09/03/2019  -   09/02/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations GEORGIA  

Accepting Applications
From  08/11/2019  To  08/18/2019 

Contact Leslie Trier
135 Hoyt St
Athens   GA   30601
7065494850
ltrier@accaging.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 89029


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