Agency News

Another successful Agency Conference in the books! The San Antonio Food Bank hosted more than 100 attendees at the Agency Networking Conference #2 on Thursday July 21. There was a live nutrition demo with tostada samples, raffle prizes, and of course networking and learning opportunities. One of the great results of this conference was a group of pantries who signed up to visit each other’s distributions so they can share ideas!

Throughout the year, the San Antonio Food Bank hosts three conferences for our partner agencies. These conferences bring our partners together to cover annual trainings, networking opportunities, and updates from executive level staff. Breakout sessions this year include nutrition for seniors, serving rural communities, and client data tracking software. The final Agency Conference will be held on Tuesday, October 18 from 9am-3pmClick here to RSVP online.

golden Apple Redesign1Golden Apples Awards Banquet

Each year we take one evening to celebrate all your work and let you know the San Antonio Food Bank appreciates your partnership. On March 31, the San Antonio Food Bank welcomed 300 guests for the 2016 Golden Apple Awards.  There were delicious appetizers, infused waters, a jazz band, memorials to those that left the hunger fighting ranks, inspiring keynote speaker, belly-filling dinner and dessert, and of course the awards!

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Nutrition Partner of the Year

SA Time Dollar Community Connections

Client Services Partner of the Year

The Agape Ministry, Inc.

Senior Program of the Year

Northeast Senior Center

Children’s Program of the Year

Portfolio Resident Services at Artisan on the Bluff

Dorthy Gonzalez Hunger Fighter of the Year

Penny Opperman of Rebecca Creek Baptist Church

Hunger Fighter Team of the Year

CTRC Council

Honorable Mention: Multi-Service Agency

Madonna Neighborhood Center, Inc.

Best Multi-Service Agency of the Year

Hill Country Family Services

Honorable Mention: Food Pantry of the Year

St. Vincent de Paul at Resurrection of the Lord

Food Pantry of the Year

Provisions Outreach

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor H-E-B, as well as AmeriGroup, Floral Visions, and the Family Life Center Jazz Trio.

Congrats to all ten awardees, and to our entire network of over 500 partner agencies that distribute food across 16 counties.  We look forward to what the rest of 2016 will bring!