San Antonio donates more than 1 million pounds of food in November

Photo cutline: Security Service Federal Credit Union volunteers collected turkeys and food in November for the month-long Food 4 SA Food Drive with a helping hand (beak? claw?) from Swoop, mascot for the San Antonio Talons football team.

With help from thousands of generous families across the San Antonio area, the San Antonio Food Bank with partners Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU), Tesoro, H-E-B, the San Antonio Express-News, News 4 WOAI and Magic 105.3 has announced that Food 4 SA has met and exceeded its million pound goal, reaching a total of 1,191,921 pounds of food collected during its month-long Food 4 SA drive in November. One million pounds of food is enough to make more than 780,000 meals.

Helping the San Antonio Food Bank reach its goal, San Antonio students competed to see which school could collect the most food. Forester Elementary, Alamo Heights Jr. High, and Clark High School JROTC came out on top, with each winning school receiving a $250 donation from Security Service Federal Credit Union.

“Hitting our 2012 goal of a million pounds of food just proves how generous our community really is. This is much more than helping provide a meal; it is a message of hope and caring,” says Eric Cooper, president and chief executive officer for the San Antonio Food Bank.

The San Antonio Food Bank counts on the yearlong generosity of donors—ongoing donations can be made online at Each $10 donated buys 100 pounds for people and families in need.