North Star Mall Food Drive Benefits SA Food Bank
North Star Mall Food Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, October 30, will benefit the San Antonio Food Bank. A San Antonio Food Bank truck and red donation bins will be on site to receive food items under gray tents with orange trim — the orange symbolizing hunger awareness — at the corner of Rector and San Pedro. North Star Mall staff and volunteers from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Society for Design Administration (SDA) will man the contactless collection point and give a commemorative, limited edition, Fiesta Medal of its iconic Cowboy Boots – including stars that light-up – to those donating five items or more, while supplies last.
“We created the medal to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the World’s Largest Cowboy Boots, along with the memory of its creator, the late Bob ‘Daddy-O’ Wade. It was our intent to offer the medals during Fiesta, but no one could foresee the impact of COVID-19. The pandemic also affected our ability to host CANstruction, an event where we would have typically partnered with architects, engineers and contractor teams representing the San Antonio chapters of the AIA and SDA. The event benefits the SA Food Bank during Hunger Action Month,” says Brenda Crawford, Sr. General Manager, North Star Mall. “This is our way of giving back to the community and helping such a worthy cause.”
The San Antonio Food Bank’s 12 most wanted foods are: peanut butter; cereal; tuna; beans; rice; mac ‘n cheese; canned chili and soups; baby food; canned meats; pet food; full meals boxed or canned; and pop top food items.