Local man partners with San Antonio Food Bank to 'Dance hunger away'
UPDATE at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15th: Aston wrapped up his dancing around noon Saturday, after they received more than 22,000 pounds of food, which exceeded their goal.
"We want to thank everyone who participated, for being such a great blessing in raising food for SA kids with our 1st annual Dance Hunger Away," Aston told us.
They also raised more than $1,400, which will be used to purchase the rest of the food that will go in the 18-wheeler.
SAN ANTONIO- A local man is fighting against hunger in a unique way.
“My legs are about to fall off but I’m good,” said Aston Stevenson.
Aston Stevenson is dancing non-stop until an 18-wheeler is filled with non-perishable food. He says it’ll all be donated to the San Antonio Food bank.
“I had this idea actually for years. I grew up hungry, my family grew up having a tough time so I know what that feels like,” said Stevenson.
The goal is to fill 22 bins with food.
“Getting these filled means getting empty bellies filled. Whether its children, adults or seniors there’s people that are in need in the community,” said Chloe Palacios with the San Antonio Food Bank.
Palacios says the need in San Antonio is huge. The San Antonio Food Bank serves 58,000 people a week. She says 300,000 in the 16 counties the food bank serves are in need.
“Were always striving and pushing and trying to find creative ways to get more food get more donations and just get that education out there,” said Palacios.