Groups hold­ing food drive to help mil­i­tary mem­bers, vets

San Antonio Express-News (Sunday) - - Metro - By Vin­cent T. Davis STAFF WRITER

Vet­er­ans of For­eign Wars posts, the San An­to­nio Food Bank and Hu­mana are spon­sor­ing the March Out Hunger food drive through Vet­er­ans Day to help vet­er­ans and those in need.

Twenty five drop-off lo­ca­tions have been set up across the area to re­ceive non­per­ish­able food items un­til Nov. 11.

The goal is to col­lect 300,000 pounds of food, equal to 234,375 meals.

Ac­cord­ing to a Hunger in Amer­ica study, 1-in-5 house­holds served by a food bank has at least one per­son who served or is cur­rently in the mil­i­tary.

The three or­ga­ni­za­tions will spon­sor a free Vet­er­ans Re­source Fair on Nov. 17, fea­tur­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives from sev­eral vet­er­ans groups.

The cam­paign is part of the Hu­mana Foun­da­tion’s Bold Goal ini­tia­tive to part- ner with the com­mu­nity and med­i­cal clin­ics to make San An­to­nio 20 per­cent health­ier by 2020.

In Septem­ber, the foun­da­tion awarded $1.8 mil­lion to the food bank and Older Adults Tech­nol­ogy Ser­vices to help lo­cal se­niors liv­ing in iso­la­tion.

Drop-off lo­ca­tions

• VFW Post 76: 10 Tenth

St.

• VFW Post 837: 4436 Val­ley­field

• VFW Post 1533: 107 Elmhurst

• VFW Post 2059: 3202 Ack­er­man Road, Kirby

• VFW 4676: 202 W. Avi­a­tion Blvd., Uni­ver­sal City

• VFW 4700: 2219 Frio City Road

• VFW 4815: 3111 Com­mer­cial Ave.

• VFW 4853: 809 Oak St., Jour­dan­ton

• VFW 6012: 4810 S.W. Mil­i­tary Drive

• VFW 6970: 9655 Texas 16, Po­teet

• VFW 7108: 8795 FM 1560 North, Helotes

• VFW 8397: 4910 S. Flores St.

• VFW 8541: 2222 Austin High­way

• VFW 8555: 715 Hous­ton St., Poth

• VFW 8936: 3001 Guadalupe St.

• VFW 9174: 2410 Pinn Road

• VFW 9186: 650 VFW Blvd.

• VFW 12041: 14629 Priest Blvd., Ly­tle

• VFW 12162: 115 N. Main St., Pleasan­ton

• VFW 12171: 14747 Jones Malts­berger Road

• Hu­mana Cen­ter: 950 S. Gen. McMullen

• MCCI Legacy Place:

18414 U.S. 281

• MCCI San Pe­dro cen­ter: 7075 San Pe­dro Ave.

• MCCI Guadalupe cen­ter: 1314 Guadalupe St., Suite 104

• MCCI DeLeon cen­ter: 9727 Po­teet Jour­dan­ton Free­way, Suite 108

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