Reagan football players support Food Bank
The freshman, junior varsity and varsity football players at Reagan High School took part in their second volunteer opportunity of the summer by helping the San Antonio Food Bank on July 13, 2012. More than 80 football players, along with their Coaches and twelve parent volunteers spent a hot summer afternoon volunteering their time with the San Antonio Food Bank.
Before even going to the Food Bank to volunteer their time, the football players spent the previous week collecting jars of peanut butter and jelly to take with them. The representatives at the Food Bank were thrilled with the donations. They said that peanut butter is a staple they like to keep on hand and were very close to running out.
Once they arrived at the Food Bank, the Reagan students volunteered more than 300 hours by working in the warehouse. The students sorted and re-packed pallets of frozen food that will help feed those who are in need of food in our community. Several of the senior football players went to work cleaning and preparing the kitchen areas for the next food service project.
The Food Bank representatives were very complimentary of the Reagan students saying that they were so impressed with how hard everyone worked to accomplish everything that needed to be done for the day. Once again, Coach Wetzel said that he sees the community service projects as another way for the football players to exhibit their strong team-building skills. It is a way for the Reagan students to continue to work together over the summer months as well as help our own community with one of the basic needs that those less fortunate experience and that is helping with making sure that food is available to our community. The Reagan football players exhibited their strength as a team and their appreciation for giving back to the community and helping those in need.
Posted on August 6, 2012