South Side coffee shop now a hub to feed thousands of elderly per week

Folklores Coffee Shop is part of Southside Provides, offering free meals to families

Community volunteers come together to provide free meals to the elderly on the south side of San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – Folklores Coffee House is teaming up with Hot Wells Conservancy and other volunteers to provide meals to the elderly on San Antonio’s South Side.

“I will say we have amazing volunteers,” Emilie Herrera, co-owner of Folklores Coffee House, said.

The shop has transformed into a hub to pack bags with produce, proteins and non-perishable items.

This idea started off with a small group feeding about 30 people a week and it has now grown to thousands of food deliveries a week.

“If we don’t take care of them, who will?” Tatu Herrera, co-owner of Folklores Coffee House, said.

Most people reach out through Facebook to request help or to reach out as a volunteer.

If you would like to help or if you know someone who could use some free meals, click here.

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