The Community and the Weather are Warm in San Saba

October 20, 2008 § Leave a comment

Known as the Pecan Capital of the World and located on the northern edge of the Edwards Plateau, bisected by the San Saba River and the Colorado River, San Saba County contains 1,122 square miles and a 1980 census of 5,84l people.

Even with its retreat-like image, 16 percent of families and 19.6 percent of the population are below the poverty line. Twenty-nine percent of those living in poverty are under the age of 18 and 12.1 percent of those are 65 years of age or older.

At a recent Wheels of Sharing Mobile Food Pantry distribution in San Saba, Sherry LeBlanc, CAFB Agency Relations Manager, shared her experience:

“I wanted to share a picture from the most recent Mobile Food Pantry distribution. I thought it spoke volumes about the impact of the program. It was taken in San Saba on Wednesday, October 8th.

The women pictured was the sweetest woman. It was her first time to visit the pantry, and she sat with me while I started the sign-in process. Angel [CAFB Driver] grabbed her bags and walked her to her car because she was not completely mobile. (He does this throughout most of our distributions and frequently gets rewarded with homemade carrot cake, bags of pecans and jars of homemade jam).

San Saba is an amazing distribution site. The community really reaches out to one another to help. The help is not only from the volunteers at the distribution, but the clients as well. They give each other rides, help each other carry their food, and really look out for each other. It is not uncommon to have a warm community feeling at the Wheels of Sharing distributions, and the people in San Saba go above and beyond.”

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