This week’s blog we highlight our Beta Theta chapter at Texas A&M-San Antonio (TAMU-SA). This past Saturday they participated in “Choose. Act. Impact Fall Day of Service as part of the largest day of service coordinated by the A&M system campus.
Students and organizations from TAMU-SA were able to identify causes in need of support and volunteers around the city of San Antonio. The causes were then assigned to student groups and job assignments created and distributed at an early morning kickoff event where students and volunteers were able to enjoy breakfast and fellowship among their fellow Jaguars. Tasks included volunteering at the San Antonio Food Bank, doing outreach at the Performing and Visual Arts High School in the Alamo City, as well as beautification efforts at the San Antonio River.
Our Beta Theta chapter was assigned to the San Antonio Food Bank where they performed several assignments such as sorting canned goods and boxing a combination of various food and goods for residents of San Antonio who are in need. Founded in 1980, the San Antonio Food Bank serves one of the largest service areas in Southwest Texas. Their focus is for clients to have food for today but to also have the resources to be self-sufficient in the future. In collaboration with more than 500 partner agencies, the San Antonio Food Bank educates and aids more than 58,000 individuals each week through their innovative programs and services.
In all, the event will continue to cement the presence of recently established Texas A&M-San Antonio in the Alamo City. Through volunteerism and service and outreach, the Jaguars and the ODPhi Knights will continue to lift the city of San Antonio towards progress. Great job brothers!