Boerne-Champion football team collects over 4,600 pounds of donated food items for those in need

Players and coaches collected over 185 donations from local businesses, community members

Boerne-Champion football players participate in food drive for community members in need during pandemic. (Boerne-Champion High School)

SAN ANTONIO – The Boerne-Champion Chargers football team held a curbside food drive to help those in need as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

The food drive was held Monday afternoon, according to a statement from Boerne ISD officials.

Boerne-Champion football team holds curbside food drive to help community members in need (Boerne ISD)

Players and coaches collected more than 185 donations from local businesses and community members.

In total, 4,617 pounds of food from the Boerne and Fair Oaks Ranch area was collected for donations, which equates to $12,766, according to Boerne football officials, and even more donations are expected.

The donations were delivered to Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries and will be given to those in need.

Boerne-Champion football team holds curbside food drive to help community members in need. Pictured is player Ryan Brandon. (Boerne ISD)

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late December 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March. The first case confirmed in the U.S. was in mid-January and the first case confirmed in San Antonio was in mid-February.

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