Silver Eagle Beverages, one of the nation’s largest Anheuser-Busch wholesalers, today announced a partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank and South Texas Food Bank to raise awareness about the dangers of underage drinking through Anheuser-Busch’s Family Talk About Drinking campaign. The program provides resources to help facilitate the conversation around underage drinking and is designed to help parents discuss the topic with children of all ages.
As part of the awareness effort, Silver Eagle Beverages has delivered more than 24,000 Family Talk About Drinking program brochures in both English and Spanish to the San Antonio Food Bank and the South Texas Food Bank for their upcoming food distributions. The San Antonio Food Bank and the South Texas Food Bank reach an area that includes the 13 counties within Silver Eagle Beverages’ distribution territory which includes Atascosa, Bexar, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson, and Zavala Counties.
“Silver Eagle Beverages is proud to partner with the San Antonio Food Bank and the South Texas Food Bank to bring this important resource to the communities we serve. We understand talking about underage drinking isn’t always easy, so this program is meant to facilitate and coach parents on the most effective way to have these important conversations,” said John L. Nau III, Chairman and CEO of Silver Eagle Beverages.
“For many families in our community, the issue of underage drinking is as important as food insecurity. We’re proud to be partnering with Silver Eagle Beverages to help these families have the tools to discuss this difficult topic in their homes,” said Eric Cooper, President and CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank.
Since the launch of their first responsible drinking campaign more than 35 years ago, Anheuser- Busch and its wholesaler partners have invested more than $1 billion to national advertising and community-based programs to prevent underage drinking and drunk driving.
About San Antonio Food Bank
The San Antonio Food Bank is a 501c3 non-profit organization providing millions of pounds of food to more than 500 charitable organizations in Southwest Texas serving those in need. In addition to food distribution, the San Antonio Food Bank provides numerous programs that not only solve the immediate problems of hunger, but help individuals and families gain long-term food security. For more information about the San Antonio Food Bank, visit our website at www.safoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/safoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/safoodbank.
About The South Texas Food Bank
Since its founding in 1989, the South Texas Food Bank has been leading the fight against hunger in the Southwest Texas Border Region. With over 80 partner agencies across an eight- county service area, the South Texas Food Bank is on a mission to alleviate hunger in South Texas by collecting and distributing food through partner agencies and programs while creating awareness and educating the community on the realities of hunger.
About Silver Eagle Beverages
Silver Eagle Beverages is one of the largest Anheuser-Busch distributors in the United States. More than 500 employees service a territory that includes Bexar County and extends over 12 additional counties in southwest Texas. Silver Eagle Beverages’ footprint covers 18,481 square miles from Wilson County to Val Verde County on the state border. With a corporate office and warehouse in San Antonio, warehouse in Del Rio and depot in Carrizo Springs, Silver Eagle Beverages distributes a broad selection of domestic and import brands, national and local craft beers, and several non-alcohol beverages and waters. For more information, visit http://www.silvereaglebeverages.com/.