San Antonio Food Bank http://tpr.org en San Antonio Food Bank Begins Summer Food Service Program http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-food-bank-begins-summer-food-service-program <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today is the first day of the <span style="line-height: 1.5;">San Antonio Food Bank's </span>summer meal program. Each day through August the &nbsp;staff and volunteers will handle the mammoth daily task of feeding students who are out of school.</span></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:35:10 +0000 Joey Palacios 33082 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Food Bank Begins Summer Food Service Program Symphony Holding Canned-Good Food Drive For March Performances http://tpr.org/post/symphony-holding-canned-good-food-drive-march-performances <p>The San Antonio Symphony is back at it this weekend, but this time around they're doing something a little different.</p><p>“We have our classical concert this weekend on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8,” said new San Antonio Symphony President David Gross.</p><p>There will be a guest player/conductor.</p><p>“Kolja Blacher is our violin soloist, and he is also our guest conductor" said Gross. "And we’re going to be featuring music of Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Beethoven.”</p><p>But this is where the regular symphonic experience takes a slight detour, as he explained.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:09:56 +0000 Jack Morgan 27687 at http://tpr.org Symphony Holding Canned-Good Food Drive For March Performances San Antonio Food Bank Recognized As A Top 10 Charity http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-food-bank-recognized-top-10-charity <p>The San Antonio Food Bank has been named one of the top 10 charities in the nation based on financial health, transparency and accountability, and results. Watchdog group Charity Navigator named it one of its "<a href="http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=topten.detail&amp;listid=113#.UugFvfvnaHs" target="_blank">10 Top-Notch Charities</a>."</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:35:59 +0000 Ryan Loyd 25793 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Food Bank Recognized As A Top 10 Charity San Antonio Food Bank Expanding http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-food-bank-expanding <p>The San Antonio Food Bank is adding an extra 106,000 sq. ft. of space to its far West Side warehouse.</p><p>On Wednesday leaders held a ribbon cutting and dedication for the expansion project that will help the food bank serve more people. President Eric Cooper said before the extra space, the food bank often turned away donations they needed.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:36:56 +0000 Ryan Loyd 25139 at http://tpr.org San Antonio Food Bank Expanding Alamo Bowl Teams Set Aside Differences To Help San Antonio Food Bank http://tpr.org/post/alamo-bowl-teams-set-aside-differences-help-san-antonio-food-bank <p>Before they meet head to head on the football field, this weekend fans from both teams of the Valero Alamo Bowl joined together for a common purpose.</p><p>Families, fans, band members and cheerleaders from the University of Texas and the University of Oregon crowded the halls of the San Antonio Food Bank to make a difference.</p><p>Their fight songs were not directed at each other, but rather toward a common fight against hunger.</p><p>The president of the University of Oregon Michael Gottfredson said food banks are important community assets that tackle big problems.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 18:13:28 +0000 Ryan Loyd 24293 at http://tpr.org Alamo Bowl Teams Set Aside Differences To Help San Antonio Food Bank Food Bank Gives Christmas Trees Along With Holiday Meals http://tpr.org/post/food-bank-gives-christmas-trees-along-holiday-meals <p>Toni picks up her supply of food for the week, but this time she's picking up something extra -- a Christmas tree. She and many more existing clients of the Baptist Temple got the chance to pick out a tree to go along with their holiday meal.</p><p>"Some mac and cheese there, there's some rice, and each one of them is different, but we try to make sure that there's some vegetables, some protein," said George Zayas Bazan, the pastor at Baptist Temple. Zayas Bazan said the San Antonio Food Bank distributes food in bulk twice a month -- 16,000 pounds worth.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:27:29 +0000 Ryan Loyd 24025 at http://tpr.org Food Bank Gives Christmas Trees Along With Holiday Meals C’est La Vie Baking's Grand Opening Food Drive A Big Success http://tpr.org/post/c-est-la-vie-bakings-grand-opening-food-drive-big-success <p>Earlier this week we told you about C’est La Vie Baking (see related story below), which was broken into on Monday, and today was their grand opening.</p><p>The burglary didn’t stop the entrepreneurial spirits of Eric Lowe and Taylor Becken, the owners of the bakery. At least 80 people showed up with canned food in hand, a request by the two owners to benefit the food bank. Lowe said the burglary was an eye opener but after taking to social media, the help and community support came pouring in.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:05:48 +0000 Joey Palacios 23145 at http://tpr.org C’est La Vie Baking's Grand Opening Food Drive A Big Success Thieves Steal Money, But Not The Giving Spirit At Local Bakery http://tpr.org/post/thieves-steal-money-not-giving-spirit-local-bakery <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T</span>he owners of a burglarized bakery on the north side are refusing to give in to the bad guys. They are making the best of a bad situation by turning their loss into a gain for others.</p><p>Taylor Becken and Eric Lowe are 21 and 22 years old and together they own the C’est La Vie Bakery at Lockhill-Selma and West Avenue, which has been open about two months.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:39:51 +0000 Joey Palacios 22939 at http://tpr.org Thieves Steal Money, But Not The Giving Spirit At Local Bakery Reduced SNAP Funding Affecting Texas Food Banks Heading Into Holiday Season http://tpr.org/post/reduced-snap-funding-affecting-texas-food-banks-heading-holiday-season <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal cuts to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, which is commonly known as food stamps, are taking their toll on needy Texans and food banks all across the state.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The expiration of a $5 billion supplemental stimulus package is the cause for the decrease, which has hit some of the neediest Texans just before the Holiday season, affecting more than 3 million families. The timing of the decrease has also hit food banks.</span></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 17:56:33 +0000 Ryan Poppe 22917 at http://tpr.org Reduced SNAP Funding Affecting Texas Food Banks Heading Into Holiday Season The Source: San Antonio Goes Orange | Texas National Guard Says "No" | Accidental Diplomacy In Syria http://tpr.org/post/source-san-antonio-goes-orange-texas-national-guard-says-no-accidental-diplomacy-syria <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">September is National Hunger Action Month and campaigns to raise awareness on hunger in America are going on across the country. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:18:27 +0000 Paul Flahive 18224 at http://tpr.org The Source: San Antonio Goes Orange | Texas National Guard Says "No" | Accidental Diplomacy In Syria