SA Food Bank, BJ's Restaurant team up with school to feed hungry kids

25.1 percent of children in Bexar County live in poverty

By Chris Shadrock - Web - News Producer

SAN ANTONIO - A San Antonio school has teamed up with the food bank and BJ’s Restaurant to help feed students over the weekend who were coming to class hungry on Monday morning.

Jessica Romero, the dean of students at the School of Science and Technology-Discovery, noticed her kids were coming to school hungry, especially after the weekend. She said she noticed the impact it was having as students struggled to focus and learn.

"SST is grateful to the San Antonio Food Bank and BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse,” outreach director Nancy Dunn Thompson said. “At the same time, we have children on a waiting list. Our hope is that the community will continue to support the weekend backpack program and hopefully increase support.”

According to the San Antonio Food Bank, Texas is the second most food-insecure state in the nation, and 25.1 percent of children in Bexar County live in poverty.

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