Volunteers distribute 12,000 pounds of food to area residents

On Tuesday, July 28th, about 35 volunteers distributed over 12,000 pounds of food to more than 200 families from Devine, Natalia, Lytle, and the surrounding area. 120 families pre-registered online, and others registered on site. Each household received a box filled with milk, cheese, chicken, cereal, snack crackers, mashed potatoes, oatmeal, carrots, and potatoes (while supplies lasted).
Dr. Todd Grandjean, Devine ISD Superintendent (and food distribution volunteer), commented: “This was an exciting opportunity for DISD to do something special for our students, their families, and the community. We really appreciated Natalia ISD reaching out to us and helping us to become connected to the food bank. The distribution definitely could not have occurred without the dedicated efforts of the volunteers who gave of their time on Tuesday, and I’d like to express my sincere appreciation to each volunteer for being a part of the team. I’d also like to thank the San Antonio Food Bank for allowing us to host the distribution and the Devine Food Pantry Ministry for loaning us insulated blankets to help keep produce cool during the distribution. Last but not least, we are grateful for the efforts of both The Devine News and local churches in helping to spread the word to families in the area. DISD may have hosted this distribution, but it took a community effort to make it happen. Working with the volunteers as they rolled up their sleeves to do some good on Tuesday showed me and my family just how big the heart of this small town is, and I’m very proud of Devine.”

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