After signing for the San Antonio Spurs this February, Andre Miller made his first act within the San Antonio community. He attended the fifth annual Champions Against Hunger dinner as a part of the Spurs team who volunteered to fight hunger for the society.
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gets riled up when he is offered statistics. At least that’s what San Antonio Food Bank president and CEO Eric Cooper believes. According to research, one in every four children in San Antonio is unsure of when they will have their next meal.
Texas ranks second in the nation when food insecurity is concerned. Around 49 million Americans are a victim of food insecurity, according to Spurs.com.
The fifth annual Champions Against Hunger dinner was held at Leon Springs this Monday. The entire Spurs roster was present along with Popovich to fight hunger.
“In San Antonio, we have a great need. The Food Bank serves about 58,000 families each week. We have a lot of kids and families who need meals. The need never seems to go away.” Popovich said at the event.
The players of Spurs were seen wearing aprons as they served plates and presented wine for the charity dinner. Forward Boris Diaw presented himself as the in-house sommelier making wine recommendations.
The proceeds raised from the dinner will provide around 1.2 million meals within the San Antonio community. Over four million meals have been provided by the Food Bank till now.
In the past the entire Spurs team has visited the headquarters of the Food Bank to volunteer including coach Popovich. Many players have offered their services and have stated that they are just a phone call away if required.
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