Emily and Elise Volunteer

June 14th, 2017 – The unfortunate truth about society is there has always been those who end up going to bed without a meal. Though a clichéd answer to the often-asked prompt of, “How would you change the world,” the desire to solve hunger, either globally or locally, has been an on-going mission that has continually attracted passionate and compassionate people who aim to help solve world hunger, one small step at a time.

The San Antonio Food Bank is just one organization supporting this cause, feeding 58,000 people each week in the SA community. Two of our Inflowees, Emily B., and Elise A. volunteered to support and clean invasive plants in the Food Banks orchard. Emily and Elise, along with several other local volunteers, were able to clear the whole acre plot of land in just 2.5 hours – what would have taken the resident gardener 3 weeks to produce the same result.

We asked Elise about her experience: “The San Antonio Food Bank has one of the largest service areas in Texas, but they don't only feed hungry people; they empower them and provide them with resources and training so they can, in turn, work to sustain their own food sources. The community garden does just that, teaching people how they can grow, care for, and maintain their own food.”

Emily also offered her thoughts: “Food is a subject that is very close to my heart. From seed to dinner table. The San Antonio Food Bank’s mission depends heavily on outside volunteers to reach their goals. Getting to know the people that dedicate their lives to this mission and being a witness of their selfless service to the community was an enriching experience I'll never forget. I hope to continue volunteering with this organization and aspire to serve the community in any way possible.”

Emily (left) and Elise (right) after a hard days work at the SA Food Bank orchard.

Emily (left) and Elise (right) after a hard days work at the SA Food Bank orchard.

San Antonio Food Bank - The San Antonio Food Bank takes pride in fighting hunger, feeding hope in our 16-county service area. We believe that no child should go to bed hungry, adults should not have to choose between a hot meal and utilities, nor a senior sacrifice medical care for the sake of a meal.

Founded in 1980, The San Antonio Food Bank has quickly grown to serve 58,000 individuals a week in one of the largest service areas in Texas. Our focus is for clients to have food for today but to also have the resources to be self-sufficient in the future.

Fighting hunger is our number one priority but we also serve to educate and provide assistance in many other ways. We achieve this through our variety of programs and resources available to families, individuals, seniors, children, and military members in need.