It’s September, time for Hunger Action Month

How will you help fight hunger this September?

SAN ANTONIO – KSAT Community is partnering with the San Antonio Food Bank to help squash hunger during their annual September event, Hunger Action Month. This month we’re promoting actions that allow hope to grow — like giving food, time, money or voice.

It will definitely take a community’s heart to help provide the continued assistance that serves more than 100,000 individuals a week with nourishment, so we’d like to offer you a few suggestions.

Throughout the month of September, you can donate any of the San Antonio Food Bank’s 12 Most Wanted Items at participating RBFCU locations. The signature red barrels will be located inside each establishment.

Bandera Point11432 W. Loop 1604 N, San Antonio, TX 78254
BittersLoop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78248
Boerne1338 S. Main Street, Boerne, TX 78006
Broadway8539 Broadway Street, San Antonio, TX 78217
Brooks3818 Goliad Road, San Antonio, TX 78223
Bulverde Crossing155 Bulverde Crossing, Bulverde, TX 78163
Culebra10567 Culebra Road, San Antonio, TX 78250
Encino21910 US Highway 281 N, San Antonio, TX 78258
Floresville156 US Highway 181 N, Floresville, TX 78114
Gold Canyon2080 North Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78232
Kerrville1801 Sidney Baker Street, Kerrville, TX 7802
Leon Valley6700 Bandera Road, Leon Valley, TX 78238
Live Oak12415 Old Converse Road, Live Oak, TX 78233
Marshall Road23737 Bulverde Road, San Antonio, TX 78259
Mission South201 SW Military Dr., San Antonio, TX 78221
Northcliffe22015 N. IH-35, Shertz, TX 78154
Potranco10581 Potranco Road, San Antonio, TX 78251
Rigsby2202 Semlinger Road, San Antonio, TX 78220
Schertz4980 FM 3009, Shertz, TX 78154
South San8159 S. IH-35, San Antonio, TX 78224
Summit6475 Baywater Dr., San Antonio, TX 78229
Thousand Oaks12307 Nacogdoches Road, San Antonio, TX 78217
UTSA14410 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78249
Windcrest7720 IH-35 North, San Antonio, TX 78218
Woodlake7649 FM 78, San Antonio, TX 78244
Creekside204 Creekside Crossing, New Braunfels, TX 78130
New Braunfels994 I-35New Braunfels, TX 78130
Oak Run1870 TX-46, New Braunfels, TX 78132
Austin Highway1032 Austin Highway (at Rittiman Road), San Antonio, TX 78209

You can step up and volunteer like Mary Helen, a passionate woman who will stop at nothing to give back. In a recent San Antonio Food Bank publication Mary Helen explained that she became a volunteer the same day she and her husband were in line to receive food assistance.

“The number of cars in line tugged on my heart. I got out of my car to see if I could offer help. I volunteer at my church regularly, so I know how crucial it is to offer a helping hand,” Helen said.

You can start your own Hunger Action Fund Drive or make an online donation. Even the smallest action can make the biggest impact. For every one dollar donated, seven meals can be provided to neighbors in our community. Need a few more ideas, take part in 30 Ways for 30 Days and check off every action you complete.

Join us for a KSAT Community Town Hall on September 22, we’ll be speaking with leaders from the San Antonio Food Bank and hear inspiring stories of hope from neighbors in the community. As a community, we’re all connected so this Hunger Action Month, let’s empower each other, encourage each other to fight hunger and feed hope.

The following is a mission statement from the food bank’s website:

“The San Antonio Food Bank takes pride in fighting hunger, feeding hope in our 29-county service area. We believe that no child should go to bed hungry, adults should not have to choose between a hot meal and utilities, nor a senior sacrifice medical care for the sake of a meal.

“Founded in 1980, The San Antonio Food Bank has quickly grown to serve 100,000 individuals a week in one of the largest service areas in Texas. Our focus is for clients to have food for today but to also have the resources to be self-sufficient in the future.

“Fighting hunger is our number one priority but we also serve to educate and provide assistance in many other ways. We achieve this through our variety of programs and resources available to families, individuals, seniors, children, and military members in need.”

KSAT Community operates in partnership with University Health, Energy Transfer and Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union. Click here to read about other KSAT Community efforts.

About the Author:

Stephanie Leonard is the Special Events Coordinator for KSAT Community. She enjoys writing and producing video and digital content.