The food giveaway will be held at the Lauro G. DeLeon Floresville Event Center on Wednesday, August 12 from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Pre-registration is required at www.safoodbank.org/cvresponse
With federal jobless benefits now expired, the San Antonio Food Bank and Wells Fargo are hosting a drive-up food bank every Tuesday through August 25.q
Many food bank operators have publicly worried about the end of federal unemployment benefits that in Texas ended the prior weekend.
Fiesta Castle Hills hopes to raise at least $1,000 from the event and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the San Antonio Food Bank.
The event sponsored by the San Antonio Coalition for Police Accountability also included a food drive for the San Antonio Food Bank to help the nonprofit’s distribution sites across the city.
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Eric Cooper, president and CEO of the Food Bank, fears there soon will be many more like Treviño and Gomez as enhanced unemployment benefits end this week and a second stimulus package meant to help those still reeling from the economic ravages of the pandemic remains caught in congressional crossfire.
The increased need for food assistance amid the pandemic is a stark reminder of the poverty and economic disparity that already existed in San Antonio.
For food banks across Texas, August will be a busy month. Millions are unemployed and food need has skyrocketed due to the COVID-19 crisis.
With millions of people out of work, food banks have seen a major surge in demand since March. But August is set to be one of the busiest months yet, and that worries food bank operators.
Eric Cooper, President & CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank, said the number of people helped each week by the Food Bank doubled from 60,000 to 120,000 at the start of the economic shutdown in March.