DONATION OF NEW STORAGE FREEZERS TO HELP 21
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND FOOD PANTRIES THROUGHOUT REGION
Source Servall donates 27 large food storage freezers to 21 local organizations
that provide services to some of the community’s most in need residents
SAN ANTONIO, TX –1st
Source Servall, one of North America’s largest distributors of appliance parts
with operations and a regional distribution center in San Antonio, today
announced the company donated 27 new, high efficient Frigidaire large chest
freezers to charitable organizations who partner with the San Antonio Food
Bank. The organizations provide services and food assistance programs to
some of the most vulnerable populations in the community.
21 organizations receiving one or two new freezers from 1st Source
Servall and its employees include: Bavarian
Manor Apartments Food Pantry, Christian Assistance
Ministry, Ella Austin, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Gardendale Community
Center, Good Shepherd Catholic Church and Immaculate Conception, Holy Redeemer,
Jubilee Outreach, Madonna Neighborhood Center, Medina Children's Home,
Northwest Church of Christ, San Antonio Family Endeavors, San Antonio School
for Inquiry and Creativity, San Antonio Time Dollar, Santa Fe Episcopal, Spring
Branch Baptist Church, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, St. Vincent de Paul
Mission Espada, St. Vincent de Paul Sacred Heart Von Ormy, Texas Foundation of Hope, West
Avenue Compassion. In total, these San Antonio Food Bank partner agencies
provide food assistance programs to more than 3,500 families a month.
1st Source Servall teamed
up with the San Antonio Food Bank, which serves a 16 county region in Southwest
Texas, to determine what appliances were most needed among the more than 525
charitable organizations that serve 58,000 individuals on a weekly basis.
The number one item identified were storage freezers as more frozen storage
capacity will allow these agencies to offer a better variety of perishable
items to families seeking food assistance. This donation will allow the chosen
partner agencies to be able to access more frozen items that the San Antonio
Food Bank has to offer on a regular basis, many of which provide better
nutritional value such as frozen produce and high protein items, such as lean
chicken and fish. The organizations receiving the freezer donation were
selected by the San Antonio Food Bank because they have the greatest need for
additional food storage based on their current kitchen appliance inventory and
the number of families individuals in need that they service.
freezer chests are one of the most reputable and durable products on the market
as well as being Energy Star certified, helping the beneficiaries keep their
utility costs to a minimum and lessen their impact on the environment. The
large freezer chests are 14.8 cubic feet and hold up to 518 lbs. of frozen
food. The donation of freezers also comes at an opportune time because
the extreme heat during the summer months in Southwest Texas results in a
greater need for temperature controlled food storage and freezing.
“It is essential that our partner
agencies have the storage needed for the nutritious food that the citizens
struggling with hunger need,” shared Eric S. Cooper, San Antonio Food Bank
President and CEO. “We are grateful to organizations such as 1st
Source Servall who are stepping up to help in the fight against hunger to
provide freezers so that our agency partners can have the storage for much
needed protein and frozen produce.”
a deep rooted philosophy of being a good corporate citizen and giving back to
the communities we do business in and this donation is just a small token of
our gratitude to these amazing organizations that provide so much for those who
are less fortunate,” said Kim Adler, president and CEO,1st Source
Servall. “All of our employees are extremely honored to be able to help
these amazing organizations in their efforts to make the San Antonio community
a better place to live. We would also like to thank the San Antonio Food Bank
and its hard-working staff for all of their help in identifying the agencies
that will benefit most from the donation of these high quality products.”
bless 1st Source Servall and the San Antonio Food Bank for all
of this unbelievable kindness! This donation will be such a great addition to
our food pantry operation and will allow us to offer better nutritional options
to the residents and families we service, and expand to help additional
people,” said Jacki Hatmaker, Spring Branch Baptist Church.
“We can’t thank 1st Source Servall enough for their generous donation,”
said Yolanda Montoya, Madonna Neighborhood Center. “As an organization that
depends on charitable donations this gift could not have come at a better time,
because due to the economy our funding has been scarce and we were in dire need
of new appliances to help feed the people that depend on our food pantry.”
you so much, 1st Source Servall, you have no idea how much this
donation is going to help us better serve the hundreds of families that turn to
us for assistance,” said Adela Carrizales, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church.
Source Servall, which has a store and regional distribution center in San
Antonio located at 101 E. Nakoma, has been expanding its operations
and facilities throughout the United States over the past two-and-a-half. 1st
Source Servall has been servicing the greater San Antonio region for more than
50 years, and its local store is one of 12 locations in Texas. The company
currently has 51 locations throughout the United States.
About 1st Source Servall
Founded in 1929, 1st Source Servall is a
third-generation family-owned and operated distributor of appliance parts. With
branch offices and call centers located throughout the Midwest, Southwest,
Southeast and Northeast, 1st Source Servall is the
country's second-largest distributor of appliance parts. For more
information about 1st Source Servall, please visit www.1stservall.com
About San Antonio Food Bank
The San Antonio Food Bank is a 501c3 non-profit organization providing millions
of pounds of food to over 500 charitable organizations in Southwest Texas
serving those in need. In addition to food distribution, the San Antonio Food
Bank provides numerous programs that not only solve the immediate problems of
hunger, but help individuals and families gain long-term food security. For
more information about the San Antonio Food Bank, visit our website at www.safoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/safoodbank or follow us on
Twitter at twitter.com/safoodbank.
About the Organizations:
Bavarian Manor Apartments Food Pantry (New Braunfels), Sponsored by Housing and Community Service, is
the pantry at Bavarian Manor, which provides much needed food assistance
services to qualified families living in the apartments on the property. Provides
food assistance to more than 25 economically disadvantaged families a month.
Ministry (San Antonio, Downtown) has served the San Antonio community for
more than 35 years, providing help to close of 50,000 people annually. It has the
support of over 70 member churches and 300 volunteers annually who make it
possible for them to serve the community’s most in need. Serves 500
economically disadvantaged families monthly.
Austin (San Antonio, East Side) is a neighborhood-cased, multi-social service,
non-profit agency that provides assistance to a broad area of human needs. They
offer a variety of food assistance programs to serve all generations. Serves 88
economically disadvantaged families monthly.
Presbyterian (San Antonio, Southside) provides a weekly week food assistance
program for both individuals and families. Serves 239 economically
Community Center (San Antonio, Eastside)
provides food resources to seniors of their community with a daily nutritional
meal program and offers a weekly food assistance program to both seniors and
families in East Bexar County. Provides food assistance to 69 economically
disadvantaged families a month.
Good Shepherd Catholic
Church and Immaculate Conception service both the Schertz and Marion
communities, both of which have many in residents in need and there are not
many available resources. The churches provide food assistance programs to all
that are in need. Provides food assistance to 88 economically disadvantaged
families a month.
Redeemer (San Antonio, East Side) has provided
service to its community for more than 20 years and partners with local
schools, other parishes and a housing development to provide food assistance to
more than 300 families a month. The church provides food assistance programs to
those in need.
Outreach is a church located on the Southeast Side of San Antonio that has been
operating a food pantry to the area residents for more than seven years.
Provides food assistance to 32 economically disadvantaged families a month, as
well as 112 individuals.
Neighborhood Center (San Antonio, Westside) is
located in one of the more economically challenged communities on the West Side
of San Antonio. The center strives to promote family self-sufficiency and
empower people to achieve their full potential. The center provides
various food assistance programs for the community. Provides food assistance to
160 economically disadvantaged families a month.
Children's (Medina) home is located in a
remote rural area of Bandera County and provides single-parent families and at
risk youth the opportunity to overcome cycles of poverty and abuse. The
home also provides nutritional meals to families in need. Provides food
assistance to 60 economically disadvantaged families a month.
Northwest Church of
Christ (San Antonio, Northwest Side) is a benevolence ministry that provides much
needed help and resources to San Antonio area families and individuals,
including food and meal assistance. Provides food assistance to 285
economically disadvantaged families a month.
Antonio Family Endeavors (San Antonio, West Side)
offers ongoing, year round support to low income homeless adults with
significant disabilities. The agency offers a variety of wraparound services to
ensure the individuals and their family’s needs are met, including nutritional
needs. Provides food assistance to 20 economically disadvantaged families a
San Antonio School for
Inquiry and Creativity (San Antonio, Northcentral) is a free tuition
arts-infused Public Charter School located at 4616 San Pedro San Antonio
focusing on the importance of all art based endeavors to encourage a lifelong
passion of learning, pursuing creative college and career paths; instilling in
the individual a humble sense of giving back to the community is everyone's
responsibility. The school is in the process of expanding their food pantry
services. Provides food assistance to 616 economically disadvantaged families a
Dollar (San Antonio, West Side)provides a
welcoming environment by treating their customers with respect and dignity, not
only providing a box of food but forming sincere relationships with their
community members. Provides food assistance to 616 economically disadvantaged
families a month.
Fe Episcopal (San Antonio, Southwest Side) has
been in existence since 1950 and provides food assistance programs to mainly
elderly residents in need, but the church is currently in the process of
providing more residents this much needed service. Provides food assistance to
220 economically disadvantaged families a month.
Spring Branch Baptist
(Spring Branch) opened its doors to its food
pantry less than three months ago and every day they see several new faces.
Serving a rural area with limited options for public transportation, the church
provides residents one of the only choice food pantry for the area, that
provides a choice of the foods they need and will use. Provides food
assistance to 27 economically disadvantaged families a month.
Andrew's (San Antonio, Northwest Side) has been
a San Antonio Food Bank partner since 1989, and is one of the few agencies that
is open in the evenings for people to access food assistance. Agency lost all
of their freezers when their pantry, was flooded last October and hopes to
regain their ability to provide the level of service their clients have been
accustomed. Provides food assistance to 78 economically disadvantaged families
and 234 individuals a month.
Vincent de Paul: Mission Espada (San Antonio, Southeast Side provides food assistance to
economically stressed families twice a week and is known throughout the
community as a place that will always be there for those in need. Provides food
assistance to 75 economically disadvantaged families a month.
Vincent de Paul: Mission Sacred Heart of Von
Ormy (Von Ormy) serves not just the people of
Von Ormy, but welcomes and continually serves all those individuals of the
surrounding communities of Somerset & Lytle and Poteet. They serve more
than 95 families meals weekly through their humble building measuring only 288
Texas Foundation of
Hope (San Antonio, North Side) is a non-profit founded to serve young
adults with special needs. They have found a perfect means of bridging
their services by having those same young adults participate in the
distribution of food assistance to families and individuals in need and
teaching them the meaning and value of community service. Provides food
assistance to 221 economically disadvantaged families a month.
West Avenue Compassion (San Antonio, North Side) is a multi-service
organization that services all generations of their community by providing
emergency food pantry services weekly, monthly senior food assistance and
during the summer months hosting a Summer Food Service Program site to provide
free breakfast and lunch to area children that depend upon the school lunch
program. Provides food assistance to 623 economically disadvantaged families a