About 20% of San Antonio households fall below the poverty line, according to recent census data. What can be done to break the cycle of generational poverty?
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The student advocacy center learned a critical lesson from one student who was ready to help. Last week, the weekly food bank delivery arrived at the student advocacy center to begin the one-hour process it takes to unload. Nine students helped turn this one-hour strain into a 10-minute assembly line.
Food Rescue with Starbucks Foodshare Program Every night of the week our dedicated drivers go out to rescue food from Starbucks locations all across San Antonio. So far this year we have rescued over 120,000 pounds of food; all of which is taken to our Community Kitchen at Haven [...]
UTSA - The University of Texas at San Antonio will hold its sixth annual food drive sponsored by Whataburger prior to the Rice football game scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 19th at the Alamodome Fans are encouraged to bring cans and non-perishable food items to donation bins that will be located on the [...]
Food pantries are a growing resource on college campuses to help students who can’t always afford healthy food. Each of the five Alamo Colleges campuses has one, serving the 47 percent of students who reported facing food insecurity in a survey conducted by the district last year.
Marissa Arredondo stresses about more than mid-terms. "I felt a little embarrassed, admitting that I need help." Arredondo is a student St. Philip's College where she and other students now can get help with groceries by way of a well-stocked food pantry. It's the result of a partnership between the Alamo Colleges District and the [...]
All five colleges in the Alamo Colleges District now have resource centers to meet the needs of low-income students. St. Philip’s College celebrated the opening of its Safe Space Student Advocacy Center Thursday.
Healthy Corner Stores Initiative in Southside ‘Food Deserts’ Leads to Spike in Produce Sales (Rivard Report)Robert Fike2019-10-03T10:31:17-05:00
When you walk into the Gas N Go on the corner of South Presa and Southcross Boulevard, the first thing you see is a wall of shelves fully stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables. The store is participating in the Healthy Corner Store Initiative, a pilot program in City Council District 3 aimed at increasing healthy [...]
Sailors assigned to Navy Recruiting District (NRD) San Antonio journeyed to the San Antonio Food Bank to provide community service through the Navy’s Community Relations (COMREL) Program. The team, joined by other volunteer organizations, sorted through 19,572 pounds of food which were reorganized into 15,657 meals for needy families.
The San Antonio Food Bank is grateful to The S.L. Gimbel Foundation for helping provide $15,000 in support of children’s meals in the community.