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2022 Service-Learning Symposium: Poverty Around Us

Poverty Around Us

Authors: Dezaniek Campbell

Faculty Supervisor: Anelise Farris, Ph.D. 

Community Partner: Safe Harbor

Abstract:

The point of my project is to demonstrate how we can help alleviate poverty in our community. Downtown Brunswick is considered a food desert. There are only convenience stores and mini markets and not all of them carry the essential needs of a household. Local organizations like the Safe Harbor Foundation/Georgia Department of Community Affairs serve vulnerable populations, like the impoverished, and I had the opportunity to serve alongside them. I helped distribute clothes, shoes, canned goods, blankets, masks, hand sanitizer, snacks, and breakfast sandwiches from McDonalds. It was a great experience to help people that were in need. You never know a person’s situation or what led to them being in the situation that they are in, and sharing kindness alongside necessary material goods will help improve our community.