December 20, 2017
Lauren Granado, Web & Digital Media Coordinator
“It was an amazing opportunity to touch the student’s hearts giving them the chance to help our community”
In partnership with United Way, Family Service Association, and Northside ISD, more than 1,600 students from Zachry Middle School and Knowlton Elementary School received food to take home during the winter holiday break.
Despite the unfavorable drizzle, the spirit of giving was on full display. Student athletes, National Junior Honor Society students, educators, coaches, and volunteers rallied together to serve their community directly. With adult supervision and guidance, student hunger fighters spent hours sorting, bagging, and distributing food directly into vehicles of families in need.
“It was an amazing opportunity to touch the student’s hearts giving them the chance to help our community,” Susan Allain, Principal of Zachry Middle School said.
With 1 in 4 children being food insecure in our community, this distribution provides much needed nourishment during the holiday break where school meals are absent.
“It was very impactful. We had so many thanks and even tears of gratitude,” Susan said. “This opportunity to help all in our Title 1 community make ends meet was amazing.”
To learn more about the San Antonio Food Bank’s innovative programs, please visit www.safoodbank.org/our-programs/.
Photo Credit: Northside ISD