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San Antonio Food Bank’s urban farm vital to organization’s mission

Goal for farm is 300,000 pounds of food every year

Max Massey, Reporter/Anchor
Eddie Latigo, Photojournalis
Jan 5, 2021


“We have 40 acres here at the food bank and then we also have 64 acres out at Mission San Juan and about 40 acres of that is under cultivation as well up there so 80 acres of cultivation total,” Darron Gaus, farm manager said.

Anyone that’s grown, cultivated or farmed knows that this is never an easy task, but at the urban farm for the food bank there is more than enough motivation.

“Whatever hard work we have for the day I just keep thinking about what we’re doing for the community and what we do. We provide for the 16 county areas that we serve and it’s what truly keeps me going every day,” Gaus said.

As for Suzanne, she has a message for anyone looking to help out.

“I say come out and give it a shot,” Gauch said.

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