With the help of our Champions we have raised close to 2 million meals - allowing us to set the table for the 100,000 individuals that are served by the San Antonio Food Bank each week. We ask all Champions to Give Voice and to choose an additional way to fight hunger.
Will your business/organization host a food drive? Non-perishable items are crucial to the success of the Food Bank. For every 10 pounds donated, 1 meal can be provided to our community. Decide when, where, and how you plan to do it. Ideas include:
Set up a drive for your employees by having them bring in nonperishable food items to your workplace for a set timeframe
If you have external clients, provide incentives or discounts for the to bring items to your brick and mortar
If you are a part of a place of worship consider setting up a drive for one day or various weeks to have your parishioners bring nonperishable food items.
Once you have your food drive specifics click here to register your drive with the Food Bank. Be sure to click ‘Yes’ when asked, ‘Are you registering as a Feed SA Champion’. Please note Food Drive barrels need to be kept indoors and because our trucks cannot go into residential areas, Food Drives may not be hosted at an individual home but HOA buildings or a community building are a good alternative.
If you’re not able to host your own Food Drive, check out our website to see a list of Champions hosting a Food Drive near you.
Through the incredible buying power of our local Food Bank, every dollar donated creates 7 meals. The Food Bank created a very easy way for you to raise money through their online donation platform. Follow the steps below to set up your own team and keep track of your donations.
Start a fundraising team here: https://my.safoodbank.org/FeedSA-2023
Click the red box labeled ‘Create a Team’ to start your own virtual Fundraiser and follow the instructions to personalize your fundraising page with Feed SA.
If you have questions about this process email Lauren Deal at Ldeal@safoodbank.org.
T-shirt Bulk Order Form
Another great - and fashionable - way to raise funds is to bulk purchase Feed SA T-shirts and sell them. If you’d like to place a bulk order of shirts click here. Remember each $1 raised is equal to 7 meals. So when you sell the t-shirt for $20 you will raise 140 meals!
Feed SA has created a list of volunteer opportunities that you can bring your staff or congregants to serve and represent. If you are wanting to bring a large group to serve together consider reserving a specific volunteer shift for your company/place of worship. You can choose from sorting in the warehouse, to harvesting and preparing land in the Urban Farm. Choose at least 1 or all the ways to show up and serve in this season.
We ask all our Champions to Give Voice because the voice of the community is a powerful way to affect change. You can help by using the power of social media to spread the word about our fight against hunger and by recruiting businesses you know or clubs you are a part of to participate. Share your impact to inspire others to act. Learn more about our mission and hunger in our community. Be sure to include the following tags and hashtags when you post:
You also have access to the Champion Digital Kit that will provide you resources to help spread the word through social media graphics, scripts, videos, print material, and more.
If you have any questions about your fight against hunger be sure to email us at email@example.com.