From left to right: SMUUF Member Gil Fulmer, SMUUF Social Justice Chair Jeannie Lewis, Food Bank Development & Special Events Coordinator Whitney Lewis, SMUUF President-Elect Joel Johnson and his two daughters Alice and Robyn holding the Food Bank trophy, SMUUF Minister Krista Weber Huang. Submitted by SMUUF
Unitarians win trophy Hays County Food Bank
Hays County Food Bank has announced that they are awarding this year’s trophy for the Spring Harvest Healthy Food Drive Challenge to the San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (SMUUF). Jeannie Lewis, SMUUF Social Justice Chair, said, “We are so pleased to receive this wonderful trophy! We have been long-time contributors to the Food Bank and generously support their efforts to serve the food insecure in Hays County.”
Whitney Lewis, Development and Special Events Coordinator for the Food Bank, said, “SMUUF won our challenge this year for being most consistent, and bringing in the most healthy foods! We greatly appreciate all the support they have given us over the years.”
Jeannie Lewis said, “SMUUF began several years ago to tend, then financially support the two Food Bank plots at Alamo Community Gardens. All the produce from these two garden plots are donated to the Food Bank for them to provide healthy fresh fruits and vegetables to their clients.”
Whitney Lewis explained, “The Spring Harvest Healthy Food Drive Challenge was first begun in 2015 to increase the amount of fresh produce we can offer the food insecure. This year it was from April 1 to May 15. SMUUF brought food consistently every week that was donated by their congregation at their Sunday morning Worship Service.” Whitney Lewis continued, “Mary local organizations participated and the Food Bank received a total of 5,180 pounds during the Food Drive!”
The Food Bank distributes food at various locations in Hays County Monday through Thursday every week. Clients may attend up to two distributions a week. To be eligible to receive food from the Food Bank, clients must be at or below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines.
For more information about the Hays County Food Bank visit their website at www.haysfoodbank.org or call their headquarters at (512) 392-8300.
Submitted by SMUUF