The Spirit of Sharing (S.O.S.) Inc., Food Bank has been in operation since June 1, 1988. We are an ecumenical group of churches and civic groups that have come together to help the needy of New Braunfels. All food distributed is donated and all labor is volunteer. Most of our donations come in as non-perishable food items. However, although we don't solicit money, we also receive monetary donations. We partner with the San Antonio Food Bank to fight hunger in New Braunfels through emergency food issues and monthly food allotments to needy families.
Volunteers from Peace work the second Monday of each month from 1:00-4:00 pm.
Every family receives the "Basic Bag" of food which is supplemented with canned goods and bakery and other items, depending on the number of family members. The "Basic Bag" contains frozen meats, 1 dozen eggs, flour, rice, sugar, beans, pasta, tomato sauce, oatmeal, and peanut butter. The cost to put together a "Basic Bag" of food is approximately $20.00. If you would like to donate the equivalent of a "Basic Bag" of food, you may send your check for $20.00 to the SOS Food Bank - P.O. Box 311032, New Braunfels, TX 78131.
SOS Food Bank is located at 248 W. Merriweather in New Braunfels. Interested volunteers may call the church office at 830-620-0618.