RECAP – Food4SA 2023
San Antonio Food Bank Blog
by Tyler Hanna
5M ago
Food4SA Raises Over 7 Million Pounds of Food The San Antonio Food Bank extends heartfelt gratitude to our incredible community for the outstanding success of our Food4SA campaign this November, which resulted in the collection of 7,206,877 pounds of food for families and individuals in need. This remarkable achievement was made possible through the collaborative spirit of our esteemed partners, including News4, San Antonio Express-News, Security Service Federal Credit Union, Magic 105.3, and H-E-B Hunger Relief. Together, we have made a profound impact on alleviating hunger and buildin ..read more
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RECAP – Harvest of Hope 2023
San Antonio Food Bank Blog
by Tyler Hanna
7M ago
October 2023 Thank You For Joining Us! We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you who contributed to the success of the San Antonio Food Bank’s 25th Anniversary Harvest of Hope Brunch & Silent Auction. Your presence and support elevated this event into a remarkable fundraiser that will have a lasting impact on our community. The generosity and dedication displayed by our attendees, volunteers, sponsors, and participating restaurants was truly remarkable. We extend our deepest thanks for your unwavering support and look forward to continued collaboration in o ..read more
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Battle Of Flowers Association Announces Eric S. Cooper Grand Marshal of the 133rd annual Battle of Flowers Parade
San Antonio Food Bank Blog
by Tyler Hanna
7M ago
¡Viva Amor! 2024 Battle Of Flowers Association Announces Eric S. Cooper Grand Marshal of the 133rd annual Battle of Flowers Parade October 2023 We are excited to announce that Eric S. Cooper, President and CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank, has been selected as the Grand Marshal for the 133rd annual Battle of Flowers Parade. This esteemed event, presented by the Battle of Flowers Association, will take place on Friday, April 26th, with a new step-off time of 10:30 am. The theme for the upcoming parade is ¡VIVA AMOR 2024!, celebrating the rich cultural diversity and joyous festivities ..read more
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San Antonio Kicks Off New Campaign. The Goal: A Hunger Free November For Seniors
San Antonio Food Bank Blog
by Tyler Hanna
7M ago
Across Southwest Texas, over 50,000 seniors face food insecurity and struggle to afford expenses beyond their fixed income. This year, the San Antonio Food Bank is launching a new campaign aimed at stemming food insecurity for seniors in our region. The goal: a hunger-free November for seniors. Hunger fighters dedicated to creating a Hunger-Free November for Seniors can “sponsor a senior” for the month with a donation of $35. As the Thanksgiving season approaches, how many seniors are you able to support? The post San Antonio Kicks Off New Campaign. The Goal: A Hunger Free November For Seniors ..read more
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San Antonio Food Bank Celebrates The Workforce Training Program Graduate Class of 2023
San Antonio Food Bank Blog
by Tyler Hanna
8M ago
The San Antonio Food Bank Celebrates Workforce Training Program Graduate Class of 2023 September 2023 On September 14, 2023, graduates of the San Antonio Food Bank’s culinary and warehouse training programs took center stage to receive their hard-earned diplomas. This joyous graduation event, held right within the heart of the Food Bank, was a testament to the dedication and perseverance of these individuals who have now equipped themselves with valuable skills for a brighter future. Surrounded by the warmth of their families, friends, and local partner organizations, the atmosphere was ..read more
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SA Nonprofits Look For New Solutions To Fight Food Insecurity After Summer Of Record-breaking Heat (KSAT12)
San Antonio Food Bank Blog
by Tyler Hanna
8M ago
SAN ANTONIO – A record-breaking summer of heat and high temperatures has forced San Antonio nonprofits to seek new solutions to an ongoing problem — food insecurity. “There’s food insecurity all over,” Eric Cooper, the president and CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank, said. “Food is medicine. It’s culture. It’s tradition. It’s love. When a community doesn’t have access to that, they feel alone. They feel forgotten.” Food insecurity comes with the lack of access to fresh and affordable food. But with the summer heat and continued drought, food production and sustainability are a growing conc ..read more
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Texas Lawmakers Can Help Fight Hunger in 88th Legislative Session
San Antonio Food Bank Blog
by Robert Fike
1y ago
For more information, contact: Wesley Story, 972.999.5225 wstory@feedingtexas.org More Advocacy Alerts Feeding Texas Announces 2023 State Legislative Priorities Texas lawmakers can help fight hunger in the 88th legislative session. TEXAS – Bill filing begins this week for the 88th Texas Legislature. As state lawmakers begin introducing legislation, Feeding Texas calls on our elected officials to push for policy solutions that address hunger and food insecurity.  “The world around us has shifted and Texans everywhere are struggling with the rising cost of food and other expense ..read more
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Help Us Keep Pets and Families Together
San Antonio Food Bank Blog
by Robert Fike
1y ago
One of my great joys in life is being a pet owner. Our family pet is our bulldog Apollo. Apollo brings joy and unconditional love to our house every day. He keeps me active with our walks and runs and is always ready for a new adventure. In fact, he is probably the best mental health support I have. Pets, like food, are love! But these days in San Antonio we have a problem, which is why I am personally asking for your help. Our city needs heroes right now, not for a hurricane or a pandemic, but to help keep pets and families together. My heart is breaking with the knowledge that families i ..read more
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Hunger Hits Black Communities Harder
San Antonio Food Bank Blog
by lgranado
2y ago
Hunger Hits Black Communities Harder Acknowledging Struggles During Black History Month February is dedicated as Black History Month, honoring the triumphs and struggles of Black Americans throughout U.S. history. The San Antonio Food Bank seeks to deepen our understanding and perspective on the challenges of those we serve, many of which are rooted in long-standing patterns of social inequities, exclusions, and divisions. Black communities consistently face hunger at higher rates due to social, economic, and environmental challenges. In 2020, 24% of Black individuals experienced fo ..read more
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Contributions From Black Americans To America’s Food Culture
San Antonio Food Bank Blog
by lgranado
2y ago
Contributions From Black Americans To America’s Food Culture Honoring Hunger Fighters During Black History Month February is dedicated as Black History Month, honoring the triumphs and struggles of Black Americans throughout U.S. history. The San Antonio Food Bank seeks to deepen our understanding and perspective on the challenges of those we serve, many of which are rooted in long-standing patterns of social inequities, exclusions, and divisions.  In recognition of Black History Month, the San Antonio Food Bank, alongside national organizations like Feeding America, honors Black Am ..read more
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