United Way hosts free food pantry in San Antonio on Saturday

9th annual Hunger Action Food Pantry will take place on Sept. 23

SAN ANTONIO – United Way of San Antonio hosted the 9th annual Hunger Action Food Pantry on Sept. 23.

The event was held from 9-11 a.m. at the Winston Intermediate School of Excellence, located at 2525 S General McMullen Drive, and benefited 400 families.

Anyone who registered received free, pre-packaged food during the event.

“Food insecurity is one of the most critical challenges that San Antonio residents face daily and is one of the top issues that 2-1-1 Helpline callers request assistance with,” United Way officials said in a press release.

The free food pantry was open to the public.

During United Way’s 2022 Hunger Action Food Pantry, more than 20,000 pounds of food was given out to more than 1,000 people, according to the press release.

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