By Brian Akin
Sophomore, The Bishop’s School
On Jan. 6, a group of boys from the San Diego first chapter of Teen Volunteers in Action participated in the CBI Hunger Project by serving dinner to more than 360 patrons at St. Vincent de Paul Village, the largest rehabilitation program for the homeless in San Diego.
The Village provides 887 transitional housing beds nightly for homeless families, women, men, teens and veterans. Child care, family literacy and parenting classes are available, and a range of clinical services are offered, including assessments, addiction treatment, and mental health services such as individual, group and children’s therapy.
The CBI Hunger Project is an organization that serves meals to approximately 700 people each week. In the past, over 900,000 nutritious meals have been provided to a wide variety of people in need.
Serving the north coastal communities of Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff, Encinitas and Carlsbad, TVIA is a non-profit organization of young men dedicated to giving back to the community. For more information on TVIA, see www.tvia.org.