Social Services

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Agency: San Antonio Food Bank
Fee: $100
Mode of Transportation:
Passenger Van
Type of Lodging: Sleeping bags at a church facility (participants provide their own sleeping bag)
Registration Type: Online registration on Wednesday, December 2 at 12:00pm

Service Projects

Serve the homeless, at-risk youth, immigrants, and those affected by poverty in the San Antonio area. Participants will join forces with the San Antonio Food Bank to learn and serve through their urban garden, Kids Café, Haven for Hope and food warehouse programs. Hands-on service and educational sessions will provide participants insight to the social issues impacting the city of San Antonio.

Service tasks may include sorting donations, basic renovation and facilities maintenance, serving meals, gardening, and other outreach projects.

2015 Experience

Throughout the week, we had the opportunity to work with the San Antonio Food Bank, Resurrection United Methodist Church, and the Guadalupe Community Center. From our time working with the Food Bank, we were able to come together to collectively start forming the formidable rock of change as we helped prepare meals for 1,500 kids and 11,817 meals for hungry families. In unity, we assembled trays, chopped vegetables, and boxed pounds of food to be delivered to the community, joining hand in hand for this greater cause. What this trip taught us was that as we were feeding hunger, we were feeding hope…hope that all individuals can take action to make a little difference in the world!
-Rachel Herd, ASB 2015 Social Services participant

Read Rachel's full experience here.

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