The San Antonio Food Bank strives to maintain the highest standard of efficiency while providing food to those in need. With only a 2% overhead, 98% of donated resources go to help set the table for 58,000 individuals a week.
We rely on the generosity and support of local businesses, churches, foundations, corporations, government, civic groups and individuals in order to successfully continue serving Southwest Texans who are at risk for going hungry.
Through no fault of their own, 35% of our clients are children. In Bexar County, one in four children don’t know where they will find their next meal. Without access to food outside of school, nutrition takes a backseat to hunger.
Most of our seniors often have to choose between food and medical care being on a limited income. With nearly a third of our clients being seniors, we work to ensure that our elderly are properly fed and have access to medical resources.
Many working adults struggle with covering expenses until their next paycheck. Of the households we serve, 46% have at least 1 working adult. The ability to sufficiently provide nutritious food for their families is our goal.
Providing for your family as a single parent is not easy. Single parents often find that the ability to provide nutritious food loses priority to other expenses such as rent, transportation, utilities, and sometimes daycare.
The hidden face of hunger often includes those who have served in the U.S. Military. Of those served through the Feeding America network, 1 in 5 households includes a family member who is a current or former military member.
Much like hunger, homelessness is a symptom of a larger systemic breakdown. Beyond initial food assistance, we work with shelters and group homes to provide resources towards self-sustainability and sufficiency.
The San Antonio Food Bank. Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope.