The Golden Apple Awards
The San Antonio Food Bank partners with more than 500 agencies in our 16-county service area. These agencies include food pantries, senior centers, after-school programs, shelters, group homes, churches, community organizations, and soup kitchens. Many of these agencies are operated and sustained by volunteers and staff, so we take the time each year to celebrate their successes from the year before by offering an appreciation dinner.
This year’s Golden Apple Awards Banquet was held on March 7, 2013 at TriPoint: A Center For Life with dinner provided by the San Antonio Food Bank’s Community Kitchen. This year we made ten awards, including best volunteer, best volunteer team, senior program of the year, children’s program of the year, nutrition partner of the year, client services partner of the year, best all-around multi-service agency, and food pantry of the year! The staff from the San Antonio Food Bank was so pleased to award the following agencies with much deserved recognition:
Next Step of Hunger Study 2014!
Every four years Feeding America and its member food banks participate in Hunger in America, also known as the Hunger Study. This is the largest assessment of charitable food assistance in America and will enable us to better understand the food insecurity needs in our community and our capacity as a local distribution network to meet those needs. Thank you again to all the organizations that responded to the agency surveys at the end of 2012. Your contribution was integral to planning the next round of the study, known as the client surveys. Starting in mid-April and running until the end of August, volunteers with the San Antonio Food Bank will help conduct client surveys at various agencies in our service area. We will be in touch soon with more information on the schedule and the data collection process as it pertains to the client survey phase of this study. We look forward to seeing you at your locations starting in April!