PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
In San Antonio one in four children experience hunger.
Hunger has no limits on who it can impact and creates difficulties for a child and their capability to fully function in everyday life. The ramifications of hunger often interferes with a child’s ability to sleep, impedes focus, and physical wellbeing of a child, often leading to illnesses due to lack of food and nutrition.
The San Antonio Food Bank confronts the ongoing conflict of childhood hunger by providing two federally funded meal programs: Child and Adult Care Feeding Program/CACFP -Kids Café and Summer Food Service Program /SFSP – Summer Feeding Program. Partnering with local community centers, schools, churches, volunteers, and other non-profits, we are able to execute these feeding programs to provide much needed meals to high risk children in the community.
In addition to the providing meals, the San Antonio Food Bank currently partners with area schools, through our Back Pack Program, to provide weekend snack packs filled with nutritious kid friendly items for children at risk of going hungry over the weekend or during holidays. This is just another way we are able to meet the needs of children facing hunger.