In collaboration with over 530 partner agencies, we distribute food to more than 58,000 individuals every month through these following programs.
This is our largest food assistance program with the exception of USDA commodities. It includes all food and other grocery products that flow through the warehouse. Food drive, purchased food and product donations are accounted for in this program. A shared maintenance fee of 15 cents per pound is charged to the client agencies, which is used to offset warehouse, utility, equipment repair, personnel costs, etc.
A Kids Cafe confronts childhood hunger by serving as a direct feeding partnership between an area food bank and an after-school program. Kids Cafes are safe, nurturing places where neighborhood children can go after school and receive a hot supper as well as help with homework from caring volunteers or staff members.
Fresh Produce Program
The Fresh Produce Program (FPP) formerly known as the Volunteer Gleaning Program has operated as the produce recovery division of the San Antonio Food Bank since 1997. The FPP annually salvages and distributes between two to three million pounds of fresh and nutritious produce throughout the SAFB’s 16-county service area.
Summer Food Service Program
With summer vacation in full swing, school cafeterias will be closing their doors and thousands of at-risk children who depend on federally subsidized school lunches will scramble to make alternative arrangements to replace those meals. SFSP provides nutritious meals & snacks to low-income children during the summer months.
The Healthy Options Program for the Elderly, or HOPE, provides senior citizens living on a fixed income with supplemental staple groceries on a monthly basis. These groceries help fight hunger and malnutrition for our elderly neighbors.
Provides food directly to on-site feeding facilities within the hour of pickup from donors. Unlike warehouse distribution the food is free to the on-site feeding facility. This year, Second Servings is projected to deliver over one million pounds of food. Primary donors include restaurants, caterers, private clubs, coffee shops and cafeterias.