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Reagan football lends a hand at sa food bank

Reagan football players helping out at the SA Food Bank warehouse.

As a summer volunteer project, Reagan football players helped out at SA Food Bank.

On July 17, more than 100 members of the Reagan High School Football Team participated in their second service project of the summer at the San Antonio Food Bank. In mid-June, the team volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. 

Varsity, junior varsity and freshman players each brought donations of peanut butter and jelly then worked in the Food Bank’s warehouse sorting food donations.  Other projects included sweeping, picking up trash, mopping, and cleaning coolers and work areas. Players also helped box meals for seniors and children and organized book donations.   

Joining the players at the Food Bank were Coach David Wetzel, athletic coordinator at Reagan, along with coaches, Chans Chapman, Sy Douglass, Joshua McDaniel, Reagan Moczygemba, Jodie Stringer and ten parent volunteers. 

Melissa Schulz, volunteer services manager with the Food Bank expressed her gratitude to the team for their efforts and for their generous donations of peanut butter and jelly.  Players donated 366 pounds of goods that will provide 285 meals for needy San Antonians. 

Coach Wetzel started the tradition of taking the Reagan Football Team more than five years ago to bring players together to serve needy members of the community.  “Every summer, we spend some time helping people in our city who don’t have the basics of food and shelter,” said Coach Wetzel. “It’s been a great way for our team to work together for some great causes and to have a positive impact on our community.”

The mission of the San Antonio Food Bank is to fight hunger in 16 counties throughout southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education and advocacy.   

Posted on August 09, 2013