SSB Donates To Local Food Banks


Many residents of Frio, Atascosa and Medina Counties are struggling with providing the basic necessity of food for themselves and their families. Fortunately, there are nonprofit organizations in the three counties that operate food pantries that help provide food for primarily lower income families. These nonprofit organizations are comprised of mostly unpaid volunteers and the organizations rely on donations of foodstuffs and monetary donations to keep the shelves stocked and the lights on.  SSB recognizes the needs of lower income residents living within the communities where SSB has locations, and SSB supports the mission of the food pantries.  SSB has made a monetary donation in the total amount of $15,000.00 in 2022 to the food pantries in Frio, Atascosa, and Medina Counties, in the following manner:


  • $5,000.00 to the Pearsall Shed which is affiliated with the San Antonio Food Bank and serves Pearsall, Dilley, and the unincorporated areas Frio County.
  • $5,000.00 to Bountiful Blessings, which serves Pleasanton, Jourdanton, Poteet, and the unincorporated areas of Atascosa County.
  • $2,500.00 to the Devine Food Pantry, which primarily serves Devine, Natalia, and southern Medina County.
  • $2,500.00 to the Medina County Food Pantry, which primarily serves Castroville, Hondo, D’Hanis, and the northern portion of Medina County.

SSB Joins Up With Local Bank For A Good Cause

On May 5, 2021, Castroville State Bank held a blood drive for the Castroville Community.  With the recent blood shortage due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, CSB reached out to see if Security State Bank would be interested in supporting the blood drive to help make it a success. So several SSB employees from the Castroville Branch decided to donate and do their part.  Pictured here from Left to Right are: Mary Mangold, Kortni Mangold, Carla Muennink, Carrie Schutze, and Lennie Hernandez.

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center has been making giving from the heart their mission for the past 45 years.  The gift of blood can make a difference in the lives of cancer and transplant patients, trauma victims, newborns and moms, COVID-19 patients, and so many others!  Each donation has the potential to save three lives!

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SSB Supports Local Stock Show Kids

Did you know that Security State Bank is a proud supporter of several area stock shows?  This year the bank was a buyer for kids in Frio, McMullen, Atascosa, Medina and Bexar Counties!  These kids work hard on their projects each year and when they make the sale, the funds earned generally go towards their future projects or to college savings, so the bank is honored to reward them for their efforts!

Pictured here are some of our employees kids who placed at different county shows.  Pictured left is Caleb Maxwell, son of David Maxwell, Executive VP of our Main Office, who placed 3rd & 7th with each of his market goats at the Medina County Stock Show, pictured top right is Sophia Garza, daughter of Candie Garza of our Main Office, who earned 2nd & 3rd place with her pigs and 5th place with her commercial heifer at the Frio County Stock Show, and pictured bottom right is Joseph Brown, son of Jackie Brown, VP of our Pleasanton Branch, who earned a 6th place ribbon with his Cross pig at the Atascosa County Stock Show.

Congratulations to these kids along with all the many others that worked so hard on their projects!

SSB Helps with Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a ministry by Samaritan’s Purse International Relief Organization that collects shoeboxes and distributes them to children in need all over the world!  Anyone can get an empty box and fill it with items such as toys and school supplies to be delivered to these children! The employees at our Castroville Branch decided to join in the fun and they each packed a box or two to donate!  Pictured here are Cindy Taylor, VP and Cesar Ramos loading up their shoeboxes to add them to the other boxes collected in the Castroville community!  For more information about this wonderful project, you can visit the Samaritan’s Purse website!

The Journey of a Shoebox

SSB Helps Students Go Back To School In Style

Security State Bank Employees from the Main Pearsall Office, donated new and gently used school uniforms to the students at Pearsall ISD!  This is an annual event that SSB does to ensure that each student will have the clothes they need for the new school year.  Pictured here delivering the donations are, (Left to Right) PISD Intermediate Principal, Gilbert Cantu, SSB Employee Andra Shaw, SSB Vice-President Abel Trevino, and PISD Intermediate Asst. Principal, Dale Gonzales.

SSB Supports Local Teachers

On August 13th, Mary Mangold, Vice President, attended the New Teacher Luncheon for Medina Valley and St. Louis Catholic Schools in Castroville.  SSB sponsored several of the teacher lunches and provided “Welcome Bags” to give away to the teachers!  Mary is pictured here with Corri Garza, of the Castroville Area Chamber of Commerce that organizes this wonderful event.

SSB also sponsored and donated items for the new teacher events in Pearsall, Devine, Natalia, and Hondo!  We hope all of the staff and students at each school district have a wonderful school year!

SSB Helps with Back To School Needs

Both Pearsall Security State Bank locations along with many generous SSB customers, donated to this years “Stuff The Bus” program, which provides, backpacks, school supplies and other items to help prepare low-income students for the first day of school at Pearsall ISD!  These donations help ensure that each student is all set for a great school year and that no child is left behind.  Pictured here with a few of the donations are valued SSB employees, Robyn Wilson and Celeste Martinez!

SSB Tees Up at Devine Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

On Saturday, June 29th, the Devine Chamber of Commerce held a golf tournament to raise money for the free summer activities that the Chamber sponsors for the community!  Security State Bank was a hole sponsor for the event and even had an employee, Matt Martinez, VP at our Main Office, participate in the tournament and take first place!  Pictured here from left to right are the first place team,  Abel Martinez, Swanson Smith,Matt Martinez, and team cheerleader Ainsley Martinez!

SSB Joins in the Fun at Dean Bates Memorial Golf Tournament

On Saturday, June 15th, SSB Vice President’s, Matt Martinez & Kellen Nixon,  both represented Security State Bank at the Annual Dean Bates Memorial Golf Tournament.  The Dean Bates Memorial is a Scholarship fund that has raised over $20,000.00 in scholarships for Devine Seniors! Security State Bank was a hole sponsor for this event and Matt Martinez and his teammates took 1st place at the tournament!  Pictured here from left to right are: Swanson Smith, Susan Smith, Kristin Muennink, Abel Martinez, Matt Martinez, and Chad Saunders.

SSB Participates in 29th Annual Devine Lions Club Golf Tournament

Kellen Nixon, VP of our Devine Branch and pictured far left, participated in the Devine Lions Club golf tournament along with Charlie Baker & Willie Shelton, both members of the community.  The tournament was held on June 8th at the Devine Municipal Golf Course and their team came home with 2nd place!  SSB supports the Devine Lions Club because they are very active in the community and show lots of support to our local schools!  The Lions Club is always helping where there is a need!

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