New Community Center Daily Bread Ministries hosting benefit concert

DailyBread_4cWhat used to be a Lack’s furniture warehouse is now a food distribution center for people in need, and will soon be transformed into a community center on the east side. Nestled right outside of the Eastside Promise Neighborhood in San Antonio, Daily Bread Ministries (DBM) operates a 163,000 square foot distribution center for food and other basic necessities. DBM collects and redistributes product which would otherwise discarded by local food sellers and catering companies. The ministry provides these goods to over 130 churches and compassion organizations in San Antonio and the surrounding counties. Daily Bread Ministries has never charged a fee to those who receive food, allowing their partner ministries to reach the poorest of the poor in our community. Last year, over 6 million pounds of food were redistributed with an estimated retail value of over $7.8 million dollars. In addition to issuing food, DBM regularly provides diapers, baby wipes and lotions, paper goods, furniture, bedding and clothes.

Daily Bread Ministries plans to transform their current building, which will be renamed the “Liberty Center,” to be a fully operational community center within the next 3-5 years. The facility will be enhanced in phases, making it useful to the community as quickly as possible. This one-stop community center has plans to include:

  • A commercial kitchen to provide hot meals in a café setting, as well as culinary job training.
  • A HUGE fitness center with volleyball and basketball courts
  • Several meeting rooms
  • Classrooms with computer labs
  • Game areas
  • Music Venue
  • Movie Theatre
  • Much More!

In celebration of the upcoming Liberty Center, Daily Bread Ministries will be hosting a concert on Friday, December 12th starting at 6:00pm. The event will include a family-friendly concert with local musicians, an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest, and a silent auction! The silent auction will include items such as a diamond pendant from Americus Diamond, matching pearl necklace and earrings from James Avery, rounds of golf for four at TPC San Antonio, tickets to museums, gift cards, and many more awesome items. More information on the community event will be posted on Daily Bread Ministries’ Facebook page. You can also follow DBM on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Community Concert (3)

IBC Bank Breaks Ground in Construction of New Community Center

IBC Bank logoIBC Bank-San Antonio, City of San Antonio officials and leaders of the North, Hispanic and San Antonio Chamber of Commerce celebrated the ground breaking of the bank’s first community center in the Medical Center on Thursday, Feb. 6. Local leaders and community members gathered to witness the impactful ceremony that included several remarks made by IBC Bank-San Antonio Marketing Director Jennifer Martinez Muenchow, IBC Bank President and CEO Mike Sohn, and County Judge Nelson Wolff, and an official turning of the soil ceremony with custom-made, engraved IBC Bank shovels.

“Our continued investment in providing customers with state-of-the-art facilities to better serve their banking needs tangibly demonstrates IBC Bank’s commitment to ‘do more’ for the community,” IBC Bank-San Antonio President and CEO Mike Sohn said. “The IBC Bank community center is unique as it will allow us to continue providing superior customer service while also offering customers flexible meeting and event spaces all under the same roof.”

The 8,035 square foot community center is scheduled to open its doors to the public in the fall of 2014. The community center offers customers a variety of features to serve each customer fully including: a full-service bank to provide customers’ with quality care in banking, and a large, modern ballroom to host meetings, customer functions and community events.

“With the rapid growth of the Medical Center, we believe the IBC Bank Community Center will be an important addition to the city, providing customers with convenience in banking and event space in one of the most coveted areas of town,” Sohn said. “The location will offer unrivaled access for customers who live and work in the area, as well as provide ample space for community and customer events as needed.”

IBC Bank-San Antonio is a division of International Bancshares Corporation (NASDAQ: IBOC), an $11.6 billion multi-bank financial holding company headquartered in Laredo, Texas, with 216 facilities and more than 320 ATMs serving 88 communities in Texas and Oklahoma. IBC Bank-San Antonio has been serving the Alamo City community since 1986 and has a retail branch network of 30 locations throughout the area. More information is available at Visit us on our YouTube channel, IBCBankWeDoMore. MEMBER FDIC / INTERNATIONAL BANCSHARES CORPORATION.