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Food distributions help community

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An estimated 600 vehicles with nearly 1,500 people lined up in Mansfield Park on Wednesday, May 26, for the latest food distribution held by the Silver Sage and the San Antonio Food Bank.

The program started a year ago and has improved each month, according to Heather Jones, Volunteer Coordinator for Silver Sage Food Distributions.

“We started at 10 a.m. and will be cleaned up and out of here by 12:3O because we improved each with experience,” Jones told the Bulletin about halfway through event.

She said valuable experience included handling twice as many people during holiday season in Decemeber and also during February’s recent free, snow and power outages.

Watching the distribution was impressive, as three vehicles at a time were quickly serviced by volunteers loading food stock, almost like a race car crew working in the pit. Passengers in the hundreds of vehicles were also impressed with the clockwork style of the food distribution.

James and Norma Walker and their Chihuahua, Sissy, were moving up closer and closer to getting their food distribution and were in good spirits.

“I recently lost my job, so this food stock really helps our family,” Norma said.

Jimbo Gordon and Curtiss Caldwell were sitting in a pickup truck while waiting to get the food distribution.

“This is my first time and I really appreciate this program,” Gordon said, as Caldwell nodded and said,

“It helps.”

For more information, call 830 796 4969 or go www.silversage.org