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Daily Bread Ministries deliver food to 400 families

SAN ANTONIO - More than 400 San Antonio families got a little much needed help Thursday thanks to Daily Bread Ministries.

One of those families include Jessica Gomez, who has one daughter about to turn 2 and another on the way.

She and her husband were already having a hard time making ends meet, then he was forced to quit his job.

Her husband, a house painter, fell and hurt his back recently, leaving them with no income.

But on Thursday, the Gomez family received a little help: a box of free food and toiletries from the Daily Bread Ministries.

Daily Bread Ministries partnered with an organization called Feed the Children to help collect food and hygiene items for around 400 families.

On Thursday, the boxes arrived in a massive 18-wheeler and was handed out to families throughout the morning.

But while they were able to help many families, it's still not enough.

Tammy Baird, with Daily Bread, said the hard part is keeping up with the growing need.

"Each one of our ministries has to report back to us on what they are experiencing and what we've found is they're in need of so much more food," Baird said.

Still, Baird said they'll continue to try and meet the need and while they can't help everyone, knowing they helped some, like the Gomez family, makes it worthwhile.

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