As you mark your calendars to attend the #NASPA17 Annual Conference, consider adding the Community Service Project to your conference experience. This year’s conference attendees will have the opportunity to volunteer with the San Antonio Food Bank on Sunday, March 12th from 8 am to Noon. Volunteers can expect to work together to sort and/or pack produce, nonperishable foods, and household items, preparing them for distribution.
The College and University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA) just announced that their membership has reached 400 members, and as the number of food pantries opening on campuses continues to increase, so does the need for higher education professionals to collaborate about how best to provide services to help students experiencing food insecurity. Participating in the NASPA Community Service Project at the San Antonio Food Bank not only provides participants the chance to give back, but it also inspires collaboration between professionals to share ideas and best practices about this issue.
The San Antonio Food Bank provides food and grocery products to more than 530 partner agencies in 16 counties throughout Southwest Texas. In FY2015, the San Antonio Food Bank provided nearly 62 million pounds of food. The mission of the SAFB is to fight hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education, and advocacy.
Students from University of the Incarnate Word (Community Service Photo 1) and University of Texas at San Antonio (Community Service Photo 2) volunteering at the San Antonio Food Bank.
If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up today, as spots are limited! Visit the #NASPA17 website to register to secure your spot to participate. Your responsibilities as a volunteer may include checking for expiration dates, opened packages and spoilage, labeling cans, packing bags of food and household items. Other duties may include general cleaning of the area, breaking down boxes, etc. Transportation, lunch, and a t-shirt are included.
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