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A Christmas Gift to San Antonio

December 19, 2012

Today, in what is expected to be one of the most inspiring gifts of the season, a handful of San Antonio’s most generous donors announced capital contributions totaling $15 million to the San Antonio Food Bank’s facility expansion project.

Spurred by their strong commitment to improving the lives of Texans, these donors felt passionate about funding 100 percent of the capital expansion project, preventing the San Antonio Food Bank from having to reposition existing funds to accommodate the expansion.  All current funding is preserved to directly support the critical day-to-day food needs of families and not a brick and mortar facility expansion.

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The following community leaders made their major gift announcement and discussed the portion of the expansion project that the gift will support:

H-E-B: H-E-B has pledged the Food Bank’s lead gift in this effort with a combined gift of over $3 million in capital funds for the expansion and a multi-year commitment of fresh produce and products to keep the shelves of the expansion project stocked with some of the most requested fresh food items.

Valero: Valero’s gift will support volunteer engagement and the remodel of the San Antonio Food Bank’s volunteer engagement vestibule.

Harvey Najim: The Najim gift will support children’s programming, particularly the expansion of the San Antonio Food Bank’s Community Kitchen and the addition of an outdoor pavilion where volunteers will gather as they assist in the community garden.

The USAA Foundation: As a long time supporter of volunteer engagement, this gift strengthens the San Antonio Food Bank’s volunteer engagement area where food is boxed for seniors and children and prepared for distribution to agencies.

Special thanks also to The Greehey Family Foundation, Kronkosky Charitable Foundation and Gregg & Erin Popovich.

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