‘Can’t afford much of anything’: Close to 1,000 families stop at SA Food Bank distribution event

Food Bank holding mega food distribution events every two weeks

‘Can’t afford much of anything’: Close to 1,000 families stop at SA Food Bank distribution event

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Food Bank has been busy with distribution events due to the ongoing pandemic and rising inflation.

On Friday morning, a mega distribution event was held at Gustafson Stadium, and close to 1,000 families showed up.

“We’re hearing a lot of input that some of it is COVID related, but then also the rising prices of gas and food, in general, has continued to bring them out here for that additional need,” said Erica Gonzalez with the San Antonio Food Bank.

Sergio Garza, a retired resident, was one of those people who showed up Friday.

“I’m retired, been retired for the last two years, and this is a great help for me and everybody else,” Garza said.

As long as the need is there, the food bank will continue to provide as much as possible.

The next mega distribution event at Gustafson Stadium will take place at 9 a.m. on April 22.

You must preregister on the food bank website before arriving.

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About the Authors:

Erica Hernandez is an Emmy award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience in the broadcast news business. Erica has covered a wide array of stories all over Central and South Texas. She's currently the court reporter.

Sal Salazar is a photojournalist at KSAT 12. Before coming to KSAT in 1998, he worked at the Fox affiliate in San Antonio. Sal started off his career back in 1995 for the ABC Affiliate in Lubbock and has covered many high-profile news events since. In his free time, he enjoys spending time at home, gaming and loves traveling with his wife.