Sweatin’ to End Hunger: The Ultimate Food Bank Workout

February 10th, 2012 § 1 comment

Iris demonstrates the "Banana Box Lunge" targeting the glutes, hips and thighs.

Thanks to the thousands of Central Texans who donated food through Souper Bowl of Caring these past few weeks, we have more than 835,000 pounds of food at our headquarters. We’ve actually run out of room in our 60,000 square foot warehouse so we’re storing extra food in five trailers in the parking lot.

If you’re looking to mix up your exercise activities, or if exercising outdoors has you sneezing and freezing, keep the Food Bank in mind. When you volunteer at the Food Bank in product recovery sorting and inspecting food, you’ll get more than a warm feeling in your heart; you’ll get your heart pumping too. Each banana box filled with food weighs approximately 35 pounds. And, our improvised medicine ball of volunteer nametags collected over the past six months weighs nine pounds. The lunging, pallet-jacking, and lifting you’ll do during the three-hour shift will give you a great full-body work out from your delts to your hamstrings.


Volunteers are most needed Monday through Wednesday. Shifts are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Register online.

Help us get 400 tons of food out the door because hunger can’t wait.


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