South Texas Food Bank Appreciates Special Ed Volunteers
Special to the STFB by Alfonso Casso, Jr.
As another school year wraps up, South Texas Food Bank’s Executive Director, Alfonso Casso, Jr., reflected on a very special group of individuals who volunteer at the food bank:
“For this last school year, as in year's past, Special Education kids from both UISD and LISD have been coming to the food bank with their teachers to do work in our processing department. The work they do here helps teach the kids some life skills,” commented Casso.
“ Sometimes they clean the cans. Often they prepare the bags we use for our CSFP distribution,” he added.
Recently, Casso and the South Texas Food Bank staff hosted a pizza party for the group of 25 students who volunteered this past school year.
“At year end, we give the kids a little party with some pizza and cake,” Casso mentioned. “The group has very dedicated teachers. At the end of the party, we give all the students and their teachers, certificates of appreciation.”
With much gratitude, the executive director noted, “They will be out for the summer and the program will resume again in August. Some of the kids will be back and new ones will be added. As always, the doors of the food bank will be open for them, with much appreciation for the fantastic work they do,.”
The South Texas Food Bank is affiliated with Feeding America and the Texas Food Bank Network. The food bank currently serves 26,000 families monthly in the eight-county area, including 18,000-plus families in Laredo-Webb County. Among them are 6,000 plus children and 7,200 elderly.
For more information call The South Texas Food Bank at (956) 726-3120; visit our website at www.southtexasfoodbank.org; or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
(Angie Osterman, STFB Website and Social Media Coordinator, collaborated to this article.)