San Antonio Food Bank
Food Relief for Veterans and Military Families
San Antonio is home to one of the largest concentrations of military bases in the United States, with four bases within the city: Randolph AFB, Lackland AFB, Fort Sam Houston, and Camp Bullis. San Antonio is also home to the Army’s largest medical center, Brooke Army Medical Center. As with many areas of the country, San Antonio’s has been significantly impacted by COVID-19. Unfortunately, unemployment rates in San Antonio in December 2020 more than doubled from the year prior. With this BWF grant, San Antonio Food Bank will conduct twelve Pop Up Market Food distributions in collaboration with agencies that serve the active military and veteran populations in San Antonio to ensure that families have access to essential food items. These monthly pop-ups will decrease hunger for at least 3,000 military/veteran household. In conjunction with food distributions, San Antonio Food Bank will provide supplemental services including Nutrition Education information designed to assuage or mitigate nutrition related diseases, and federal benefits assistance such as SNAP, WIC, and CHIP. The Food Bank’s Workforce Development training and job placement programs will also be offered to all participants interested in rejoining the workforce or finding more meaningful employment.