San Antonio Food Bank

Support TPR And The Food Bank

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.

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 the 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 really needing to restock,” he explains.

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. 

Joey Palacios / TPR News

Today is the first day of the San Antonio Food Bank's summer meal program. Each day through August the  staff and volunteers will handle the mammoth daily task of feeding students who are out of school.

Over the next 11 weeks they will serve over 300,000 meals as part of the Summer Food Service Program, a nationally organized program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Food Bank CEO Eric Cooper said the program is designed to feed kids under 18 who depended on schools to provide them with a full meal.

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The San Antonio Symphony is back at it this weekend, but this time around they're doing something a little different.

“We have our classical concert this weekend on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8,” said new San Antonio Symphony President David Gross.

There will be a guest player/conductor.

“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.”

But this is where the regular symphonic experience takes a slight detour, as he explained.

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