We at Feed the Hungry, as well as the thousands of San Miguel residents helped by their vision and generosity, mourn Tony’s passing and send our condolences to his wife Shirley and family. For decades, the Adlerberts contributed their time and their passion to helping others, to ensure the continued success of the organization and its mission. Tony served as president and executive director from 1994 to 2000 and had since been a member of the Advisory Board.
When Tony and Shirley Adlerbert moved to San Miguel from Vermont more than 30 years ago, they quickly became aware of the need for nutritious hot meals for the many disadvantaged residents. For several years, Feed the Hungry existed as a neighborhood soup kitchen sponsored by St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Tony took over the struggling church outreach program and developed a new business plan which saw to the needs of school children. That became the foundation of Feed the Hungry San Miguel’s hot meals program in rural school kitchens. Although the Adlerberts eventually turned over their responsibilities to a new board of trustees, their support of the mission never waned.
Until nine years ago, Feed the Hungry was operating out of two houses, one of which was donated by Tony, on the corner of Cinco de Mayo and Calle Moras. We now operate out of a large warehouse. In recognition of their leadership and dedication to the wellbeing of the children of San Miguel, Feed the Hungry dedicated its headquarters to the Adlerberts in 2021.
To emphasize the success of Tony and Shirley’s legacy, Feed the Hungry now operates poverty alleviation and educational programs in communities throughout the municipality. We also deliver foodstuffs for the daily meals of hundreds of orphans, children with disabilities, and elderly who are served by seven local urban charities.
Keeping the Tony's legacy alive is important to us and for the communities we serve. Thank you in advance for your donation in his honor.
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc