How 10-year-old San Antonio athlete, Aeris McLeland is changing her community

November 03, 2020 | Updated: November 03, 2020

According to, 10-year-old SOTX Athlete Aeris Mcleland is making quite the impact in her West Side community! Aeris may only be in fourth grade, but she's made a huge impact in her neighborhood: from March through October Aeris and her mother volunteered at a local food pantry. When her asthma flared up, her family had to make the difficult decision to put her health first-- but Aeris had a plan. The 10-year-old has set up a full food pantry in front of their home, operating from 9-5 each weekday and feeding 10-15 local families a day. You can find her on Facebook at "Aeris Cares" or at 7626 Buckboard St. in the San Antonio area. 


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