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Support Hunger Action Events, Food Bank Next Month

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September is Hunger Action Month, and the San Antonio Food Bank (SAFB) is asking the community to join the “SA Goes Orange” campaign. Orange is the color symbolic of support of hunger initiatives.

San Antonio’s sixth annual Canstruction competition, Sept. 12-24, is part of an international drive under the auspices of the Society for Design Administration to expand awareness of the worldwide problem of hunger.

The event showcases the talents of local design and construction industry professionals and the students they mentor. Teams representing the San Antonio chapters of The American Institute of Architects and the Society for Design Administration will use thousands of food cans to design and build sculptures to be displayed at North Star Mall. Last year’s event resulted in the donation of more than 30,000 pounds of food.

The Harvest of Hope will be Sept. 25 at 11 a.m., at the Westin La Cantera. Harvest of Hope is the San Antonio Food Bank’s key event fundraiser. Guests are invited to sample signature dishes prepared by San Antonio’s finest chefs, restaurants, catering companies and hotels while listening to live music and bidding on hundreds of auction items. If you are interested in a corporate table or need additional information, please contact Heather Roberts at 210.431.8309.

Earl Abel’s one of restaurant sponsors

Roger Arias, owner of Earl Abel’s, says his restaurant will be among those doing its part this year to support the worthy cause.

During the month of September,  Earl Abel’s employees will be encouraged to wear the color orange to raise the public consciousness about hunger in SA.  In addition, any customer wearing orange will receive a $2 discount on an entrée and drink purchase of $10 or more, $1 of which will go back to the SAFB.  And to beat the heat while fighting hunger, Earl Abel’s will be selling its new Orangesicle milkshake or float, with 20 percent of the proceeds to be donated to the SAFB. Earl Abel’s also will sponsor a team to participate in Canstruction as well as the  Harvest of Hope.

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