In collaboration with more than 530 partner agencies, we distribute food to more than 58,000 individuals each week through these following programs.
Community Health Assessment
You can help the San Antonio Food Bank provide more efficient services in just a few minutes! The community health assessment will help us to assess the needs of the San Antonio Food Bank’s (SAFB) target population as well as the overall community. The health assessment will help fill gaps from previous health assessments and allow SAFB to better understand where we can further provide for our community. Please be 18 years of age or older. Please click HERE, to begin the survey.
This is our largest food assistance program with the exception of USDA commodities. It includes all food and other grocery products that flow through the warehouse. Food drive, purchased food and product donations are accounted for in this program. A shared maintenance fee of 15 cents per pound is charged to the client agencies, which is used to offset warehouse, utility, equipment repair, personnel costs, etc.
A Kids Cafe confronts childhood hunger by serving as a direct feeding partnership between an area food bank and an after-school program. Kids Cafes are safe, nurturing places where neighborhood children can go after school and receive a hot supper as well as help with homework from caring volunteers or staff members.
The Fresh Produce Program (FPP) formerly known as the Volunteer Gleaning Program has operated as the produce recovery division of the San Antonio Food Bank since 1997. The FPP annually salvages and distributes between two to three million pounds of fresh and nutritious produce throughout the SAFB’s 16-county service area.
With summer vacation in full swing, school cafeterias will be closing their doors and thousands of at-risk children who depend on federally subsidized school lunches will scramble to make alternative arrangements to replace those meals. SFSP provides nutritious meals & snacks to low-income children during the summer months.
The Healthy Options Program for the Elderly, or HOPE, provides senior citizens living on a fixed income with supplemental staple groceries on a monthly basis. These groceries help fight hunger and malnutrition for our elderly neighbors.
Provides food directly to on-site feeding facilities within the hour of pickup from donors. Unlike warehouse distribution the food is free to the on-site feeding facility. This year, Second Servings is projected to deliver over one million pounds of food. Primary donors include restaurants, caterers, private clubs, coffee shops and cafeterias.