Off the court, Spurs rookie helps food bank sort donations

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by KENS 5 Staff

kens5.com

Posted on December 5, 2010 at 1:32 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 5 at 1:41 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- Since 6 p.m. Friday, thousands of volunteers have been sorting food to make sure the San Antonio Food Bank is ready for the holiday rush.
 
"It means a lot, you know, just giving back and it's something I look forward to continue to do," said the San Antonio Spurs' rookie guard James Anderson.

Anderson teamed up with students from Johnson High School to help out. He continues to nurse a stress fracture in his foot, but the rookie out of Oklahoma State worked alongside more than 100 other volunteers as they sorted pallet after pallet of food.

"Right now during the holidays, a lot of schools and businesses have done food drives and it all needs to be sorted out, and sometime people with good intentions don't know what we can distribute out," said Zuani Villarreal  of the San Antonio Food Bank. "For example, something that doesn't have a label, we can't distribute it, just because we don't know what is in it."

The food bank says demand remains high and donations are still in great need.

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