On August 23, Secretary Vilsack visited the San Antonio Food Bank, which – with the help of USDA and the Recovery Act – is assisting the needy during these difficult economic times.
Eric Cooper, executive director of the San Antonio Food Bank, wrote of the visit:
“To have the opportunity to host the US Secretary of Agriculture in the San Antonio Food Bank was very cool. I was excited to share with him everything the Food Bank does because it shows the community working together to give hope to families in crisis. It’s a community that includes the programs that he leads and directs. It includes the board and staff of the San Antonio Food Bank. It includes the more than 500 partner agencies that together put food on the table for 58,000 people every week. And it includes the great corporate partners, individuals and families that donate food, time, money and voice to help us fulfill our mission. What the visit meant to me was the opportunity to brag a little about the partnerships that work and educate him on where more needs to be done.”