Spurs Coach Popovich, SA Food Bank Urge Community To Feed Kids In Need
San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Food Bank are asking the community for donations to feed hungry students this summer. Summer is the highest time of need for the Food Bank and for more than 200,000 local kids. They receive free or reduced meals at school but lack resources during weekends and school holidays.
Popovich says the need for meals has doubled from last year.
“We have a problem,” Popovich says. “It’s got nothing to do with pick and roll or rebounding or anything like that. It’s about our kids. Here in our San Antonio area in the summertime, one out of every four kids is going to have a problem and be challenged food-wise as far as meals are concerned, which results in hunger. One in four.”
Popovich says HEB shoppers can donate $1, $3 or $5 to the Food Bank when they check out. He says volunteers are also needed in packing and distributing meals and donating non-perishable foods.
Eric Cooper is President and CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank. He says peanut butter is one of the most needed donation items. Cooper says rice, beans, tuna and other proteins are also in demand.