Athens Senior Hunger Coalition

Athens Senior Hunger CoalitionIn 2016, 4.9 million Americans over age 60 were food insecure. This means they did not have access to enough affordable, nutritious food, putting them at a greater risk for hunger and chronic health conditions. Georgia is 9th in state rankings for older adult risk of hunger.

The Athens Senior Hunger Coalition is an initiative that brings Athens area organizations and businesses together around the shared goal of combating senior hunger. Through innovative programming and partnerships Athens Senior Hunger Coalition hopes to ensure that all ACCA clients are food secure, and expands that commitment to serve all older adults within our community.

The Athens Senior Hunger Coalition’s goals include:

  • Creating and enhancing our partnerships with other area agencies and organizations who share our goal of ending hunger.
  • Raising awareness of senior hunger in the Athens community.
  • Identifying older adults who are food insecure using standardized measurements.
  • Creating innovative, sustainable, cost-effective, and outcome driven interventions.

Athens Senior Hunger Coalition Partners

Athens Community Council on Aging

The Campus Kitchen at the University of Georgia

CAT

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

Georgia CAFE

Talmage Terrace Lanier Gardens

Latest News & Events

ACCA is Hiring AmeriCorps VISTAs
ACCA is Hiring AmeriCorps VISTAs

ACCA is looking for TWO Anti-Hunger Heroes to join our team! We are currently accepting applications for an AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate and an AmeriCorps VISTA Annual Associate. Both positions will help manage ACCA’s senior hunger initiatives, working to keep our community garden in peak condition and assisting with our […]

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Connections, Spring 2022
Connections, Spring 2022

Did you know? May is Older American’s Month, and this spring we are exploring what it means to “age your way.” Look inside this latest issue of Connections for stories about creativity, self-expression, and the importance of choice. Before you go, be sure to check the calendar and see what […]

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It’s the 50th anniversary of our Meals on Wheels program!
It’s the 50th anniversary of our Meals on Wheels program!

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Athens Community Council on Aging’s Meals on Wheels program. We are incredibly excited to celebrate this milestone as part of Meals on Wheels America’s 20th annual March for Meals nationwide celebration.  The Meals on Wheels program at ACCA began in 1972 as […]

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She’s delivered meals for more than four decades
She’s delivered meals for more than four decades

Read about Dorothy Newland, our longest-serving volunteer, and her passion for others When Dorothy Newland began volunteering for the Athens Community Council on Aging’s Meals on Wheels program in 1973, little did she know she was just getting started. Forty-nine years later, she’s still volunteering and doesn’t plan on stopping. […]

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