Mission: A Servant’s Love exists to serve income-challenged individuals and families, teach self-sufficiency through education, and empower through enhanced life skills.
Since our inception in 2007, ASL has worked to provide food security within the community for individuals and families that are often overlooked, with a special emphasis on senior citizens. According to the World Food Programme, “People are considered food secure when they have availability and adequate access at all times to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life.” Working with 11 volunteer sites and 50-75 volunteers every month ASL provides over 120,000 pounds of nutritious foods and goods through more than 2,400 individual distributions annually..
- Senior Nutrition & Wellness Program (SNWP) – Monthly food assistance program for income qualified Seniors 60 years of age and older
- Harvest-of-Hope Garden (HOH) – Program where ASL grows fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution to individuals and families in need of assistance
- Community Wellness – A collaborative event with local organizations, businesses, medical and other professionals who dedicate their time and expertise to provide free advice and services. A “Wholistic” view of wellness where spiritual, mental, physical, social and emotional needs are addressed through basic health screenings, literature, demonstrations and education.
- Holiday Giving – Community outreach program that identifies and assists families during the holidays. Through generous donations of foods, products, accommodations, time, energy and more, a substantial gift of nutritious foods and goods are given.
Feeding America Statistics
- 1 in 6 Americans face hunger
- In 2011, 4.8 million seniors (over age 60), or 8.4% of all seniors were food insecure.
- Ten states exhibited statistically significant higher food insecurity rates than the U.S. national average (2000-2012).
- Alabama ranks 4th highest on the list at 17.9%
AARP GrandFacts - Alabama
- According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 10.5% (118,835) of the children in the state under age 18, live in homes where the householders are grandparents.
- 45% have no parents of the children present in the home.
- 24% live in poverty
2,975 grandparents in the city of Mobile are householders responsible for their grandchildren living with them.
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