The City of San Antonio and area non-profit agencies are working together to assist storm evacuees seeking temporary shelter and food assistance.
On the trail near San Juan, a 5-acre demonstration farm irrigated by a 300-year-old acequia system replicates traditional farming methods of mission inhabitants. In a unique partnership with the National Park Service, the San Antonio Food Bank harvests the 45 acres.
Additionally, H-E-B donated a truckload of snacks and more than 1,000 prepared sandwiches to the San Antonio Food Bank in support of evacuees sheltered in San Antonio.
Just a few weeks into the pandemic this spring, the San Antonio Food Bank saw the need for food in its 16-county service area double as they went from feeding nearly 60,000 individuals per week to about 120,000.
The gifts included $1.2 million to the San Antonio Food Bank for food security.
Ask people to drop off pet food at a designated location or leave it curbside in front of their homes, and then pick it up and deliver it to the San Antonio Food Bank for its DaisyCares Pet Food Program, safoodbank.org/pets, that distributes pet food to struggling families to help them care for their pets.
The San Antonio Food Bank has helped feed about 30,000 people in the Southside ISD over the past year.
The district and the Food Bank formed a partnership in April as the coronavirus pandemic was rapidly spreading across south Texas. The Food Bank has been distributing food to Southside ISD families at the district's Kym Rapier Food Pantry every two weeks. More than 500 families show up each day.
When a customer purchases a wine class or wine pack for pickup or delivery, a portion of the proceeds goes toward paying a High Street employee to volunteer in one of four local nonprofits, including the San Antonio Food Bank, the SA Hope Center, Meals on Wheels, and West Avenue Compassion.
HealthTexas Medical Group has signed up to provide more than 80 volunteers to help the San Antonio Food Bank with a massive food distribution planned for Friday, August 21.