San Antonio Food Bank

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The San Antonio Food Bank will now control 45 acres of farmland at Mission San Juan on the far south side of San Antonio. As part of the land use agreement, the Food Bank and its volunteers will grow crops on land the missions use for demonstrations of its acequia system. An acequia is a type of ditch used when the missions were founded in the 1730s to irrigate crops. At Mission San Juan Capistrano, Tom Castanos, education coordinator for the Missions, pulls a small wooden gate open to allow...

The San Antonio Food Bank says it currently needs another 3,500 turkeys to serve its needy clients throughout the holidays. It’s asking for donations of frozen birds or other protein item, including hams and chickens. The Food Bank says the shortage is probably a result of increased turkey prices that have decreased donations. Those able to help can donate frozen birds or make a monetary donation. Food Bank volunteers will be accepting donations this Saturday at the following event: Turkey...

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Oct 20, 2014
San Antonio Food Bank

As we move closer to the holiday season, the strain on the San Antonio Food Bank becomes even greater. It’s a time when kids won’t be getting, meals at school and many seniors are choosing between having to pay for utilities or buying food. That's why a generous donor has stepped forward to help support TPR and the San Antonio Food Bank. With your Sustaining Membership this donor will also make a contribution to the Food Bank to ensure “seven meals for a neighbor in need.” This opportunity...

San Antonio Food Bank
San Antonio Food Bank

Summer is the busiest time of the year for the San Antonio Food Bank. Children are out of school, and distribution is correspondingly high, leaving shelves almost bare at the beginning of fall. So t he San Antonio Food Bank is launching its 12th annual Food4SA campaign to collect food for the winter months. Food Bank President and CEO, Eric Cooper, says the bank’s annual Food4SA campaign aims to raise one million pounds of food in November. “We’ve had a busy year. We are at a low, we’re...

San Antonio Food Bank
San Antonio Food Bank

The San Antonio Food Bank is launching a new program that aims to better tackle chronic disease through healthy eating. Their plan get doctors to prescribe produce and then the food bank will redeem the prescription regardless of cost. It's called Pharm2Farm and it launches today. Guest : Eric Cooper, president of the San Antonio Food Bank * This is the second segment in the August 21 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM.

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