Since its inception in 1980, the San Antonio Food Bank has been a major force in the fight against hunger in the San Antonio community. As a member of the Feeding America national coalition of food banks, the San Antonio Food Bank serves as a regional hub for food distribution to 200 partner food pantries scattered throughout Bexar and 15 surrounding counties in Southwest Texas. In 2020 alone, it collected and distributed 80 million pounds of food, providing meals to 120,000 individuals each week. To provide such a large degree of food assistance, the Food Bank requires the help of more than 100 volunteers each day to sort, package, and distribute the donated food items. Many of these volunteers participate as organized church groups who regularly assist the work of the Food Bank.
ACTS Core of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church is currently reviewing ways to better advance the Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service missions of the ACTS movement within the St. Francis community. As part of the Service mission, ACTS Core is organizing groups of St. Francis volunteers to assist in the vital work provided by the San Antonio Food Bank.
St. Francis volunteers will be scheduled to help work in the new Community Kitchen at the Food Bank on the following dates:
- Tuesday, August 17 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
- Monday, August 23, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Please email email@example.com if you would like to sign up.
To date, in conjunction with other volunteers, our St. Francis Food Bank teams have created a total of over 60,000 meals for our San Antonio community.