Doing something that helps others is an aspiration that helps make the corner of the world we live in better. Business Professionals of America students from Judson High School got together with members of Career Preparation, College and Career Readiness and the Special Education Department to help out the Food Bank of San Antonio. They sorted and packed some 19,000 pounds of food to be used by families in San Antonio that need it. A volunteer project that clearly had an impact on the students and the Food Bank.
Afterwards, the students said that getting involved in this kind of project helped them feel like they had a purpose beyond themselves...a feeling they said was truly positive. In fact, everyone who participated said they would be ready to do it again. The San Antonio Food Bank staff expressed their sincere thanks to the group and truly benefited from the effort.
The San Antonio Food Bank Mobile Pantry made a stop in the Judson High School parking lot to help serve needy families in the area. Members of the JHS AFROTC teamed up to help sort and pass out the food items to nearly 200 people who waited patiently in line. Thanks to the SA Food Bank for providing some relief to those in need.
The Food Bank's Mobile Unit can only help some 200 families at a time. If anyone was unable to receive any food today please call the SA Food Bank at 210-337-3663 for assistance.
Big events always need volunteers to carry out the work that needs to be done for it to be successful. Judson High School's DECA chapter saw an opportunity at the Rock-N-Roll Health and Wellness Expo held at the Gonzalez Convention Center downtown. They assisted in greeting, registering and distributing t-shirts and sold apparel to the Rock-N-Roll Marathon runners. Thank you for your volunteer time.
The CAAS and PAFS student peer support groups for military connected students participated in the community service project "Toys4Tots." These groups are from Kitty Hawk, Converse, Olympia, Rolling Meadows, Salinas and Masters. They delivered teddy bear toys to kids at the SAMMC Inpatient Pediatric and Cancer Wards and hurting children who reside at Boysville. The gifts and effort put smiles on their faces and warmed many hearts. This whole project was supported and coordinated by parents of the schools involved and by Sylvia Greenwood, the Military Family Engagement Specialist. Thank you everyone for your time and efforts.