On Saturday July 15, over 30 St. Francis volunteers gathered in the morning to help distribute food from the San Antonio Food Bank. After all was tallied, some 114 families were given fresh vegetables, fruit, dairy products, bread, and assorted canned goods. At the close of the food distribution there were several bags of cans left over. These extra bags were donated to the St. Francis Food Pantry.
So, although the official total of families fed from the food truck is 114, there will actually be more families who will benefit from the generosity of St Francis parishioners. Over the next weeks, people coming into the food pantry will receive extra cans of food to help them provide meals for their families. The motto of the San Antonio Food Bank is “fighting hunger, providing hope”; and that’s exactly what the volunteers and parishioners of St Francis are doing. God bless you all.
Perhaps when you fill out a pledge card or place your offering in the plate, you’ll remember that a small part of your giving, your generosity, your caring, your following God’s commandment to love your neighbor as yourself, is providing food for another who has so much less than you do. Another quote that comes from the San Antonio Food Bank is “One less empty tummy starts with you”. Thank you for starting that dream.