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San Antonio Food Bank in dire need of summer volunteers

Photo courtesy of San Antonio Food Bank Facebook page

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The San Antonio Food Bank is in dire need of volunteers as it prepares to provide meals for a record number of children facing hunger this summer.

“It’s a bit of a collision: a combination of volunteer fatigue and businesses opening up coupled with as many as 250,000 kids being at risk for hunger this summer. Summer is traditionally our highest time of need for food, funds, and especially volunteers, and we’re usually in great shape with volunteers for the summer,” said Eric Cooper, President and CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank. “The pandemic, however, has changed the landscape for volunteers and we are in a serious crisis.”

The San Antonio Food Bank accepts volunteers of all ages.

Volunteers will help prepare food in one of the Food Bank’s three kitchens, pack food boxes, and work on mobile food distribution.

“Our community has been heroic in its volunteerism during the pandemic,” Cooper said. “I have total faith that together we can help ensure that no child goes hungry this summer.”

You can sign up to volunteer at www.safoodbank.org/volunteer.

 

 

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