South Texas Food Bank recruiting volunteers for Sort-A-Thon

Volunteers are needed to sort food received from the City-Wide Food Drive.

South Texas Food Bank

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The South Texas Food Bank is looking for a few good men. And women. To help out with their next event.

As their 1st Annual City-Wide Food Drive winds down, the Food Bank is preparing for its Sort-A-Thon. During this event, they will be sorting all the food and donations dropped off at their 60 collecting sites from the previous food drive.

"We're very grateful to the community for all these donations that they've made," said South Texas Food Bank Executive Director Alfonso Casso, Jr. "I can already tell from the preliminary numbers that are coming in that it is gonna break a record."

The Food Bank is also searching for volunteers to help out with this week-long event. They are hoping for at least 100 people to help sort the food they received. They say anybody in the community is invited to help, from all age ranges. Casso said that all the hard work is for a good cause.

"Unfortunately, there's a lot of people in the community that have a hard time making ends meet," said Casso. "Very often, they'll use whatever money they have to pay rent, and one of the last things they use money for is food. And we're a safety net for a lot of people in the community that may need food assistance."

The Sort-A-Thon will start Saturday, March 15th, and end Sunday, March 23rd. The South Texas Food Bank is currently helping 30,000 families per month.

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