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?
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 [...]
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.
When it comes to poverty, San Antonio ranks first among the nation's most populous cities. That's according to the 2018 American Community Survey, along with information from the U.S. Census Bureau. In response, the San Antonio Food Bank is stepping in to help families in need.
Hunger continues to be a critical issue for San Antonio, with poverty rates skyrocketing in the city over the past couple of years. To help alleviate the problem, the Food Bank announced plans today to build a culinary center that will prepare 100,000 meals for children each day.