San Antonio Food Bank releases COVID-19 impact report
SAN ANTONIO – It’s been 12 months of challenges but also opportunities. The San Antonio Food Bank reflected on one year of hard work feeding thousands of families during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re taking this anniversary of the COVID-19 crisis to bring a level of stewardship and accountability and sharing what we’ve experienced, what we’ve learned and what we’re hopeful in the next year,“ San Antonio Food Bank President and CEO Eric Cooper said Wednesday. “That sector for San Antonio was disproportionately impacted in this crisis. So many of our layoffs were in that sector and many military households were impacted,” Cooper said.
WATCH: SA Food Bank president and CEO takes call from White House at Whataburger
SAN ANTONIO – Eric Cooper, San Antonio Food Bank president and CEO, took a surprise call from the White House regarding the food bank’s food and water response following last week’s winter storm. According to a statement by the food bank, Cooper stopped between separate food distributions on Wednesday and ate at Whataburger when Doug Emhoff, the second gentleman of the United States and husband to Vice President Kamala Harris, called him. The food bank said Emhoff wanted to check on San Antonio and the organization’s response effort. He shared the challenges of water and the fragility of the power grid that crippled so many,” the San Antonio Food Bank said in a statement to KSAT. He mentioned the selfless volunteers and the incredible donors of food, water and funds.
‘If people need food, we’re going to have it for them’: San Antonio Food Bank to begin mega distribution in wake of historic winter storm
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Food Bank is serving up relief for thousands of people who have been impacted by the historic winter weather. Michael Guerra, chief development officer with the food bank said it’s been their mission for four decades. San Antonio police plan to deliver food to the elderly and some of the most vulnerable. Pre-registration for support from the food bank is recommended for those who have internet access. However, those who cannot pre-register before the event will not be turned away and can access food while supplies last, the food bank said.
Local Specialty Foods Brand GoodHeart Donates 40,000 Meal Kits to San Antonio Families
click to enlarge Courtesy GoodHeart Brand Specialty FoodsGoodHeart Brand employees suit up to distribute meal kits to the SA Food Bank. When protein-rich donations to the San Antonio Food Bank began to dwindle earlier this month, GoodHeart Brand Specialty Foods wasted no time developing a plan to serve the community. "We immediately decided to turn on one of our lines, once a week, solely to feed these families. I basically called up the Food Bank and said, 'what do you want for dinner?'" GoodHeart CEO Florencia Palmaz told theStarted in 1996 by Palmaz and her mother, GoodHeart Brand Specialty Foods produces fully-cooked proteins to food service distributors, national chain restaurants and club stores.sacurrent.com
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