The City of Pleasanton and the Parks & Recreation department will be hosting the San Antonio Food Bank Mega-Food Drive at the Pleasanton River Park on Saturday, Sept. 19, To pre-register for food or to become a volunteer at the distribution, click the link: http:// www.pleasantontx.gov/ news_ detail_ T6_ R149.php. All COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Please wear a mask when accepting food. You will not exit your vehicle during the food drive. Please have your trunk or back seat of car empty to be able to accept boxes of both nonperishable and fresh food.
The San Antonio Food Bank actively fights hunger and feeds hope in the San Antonio and southwest Texas areas. Founded in 1980, the San Antonio Food Bank serves one of the largest service areas in Southwest Texas. Their focus is for clients to have food for today but to also have the resources to be self-sufficient in the future.
Through their network of 500 partner agencies, the San Antonio Food Bank distributes thousands of pounds of food through mobile pantries and food fairs. These programs work to move perishable and non-perishable food items quickly to qualifying families and individuals. The SA Food Bank serves 58,000 individuals each week with 74,000,000 meals served annually.