April 13, 2020
The San Antonio Food Bank served 10,000 people in a single day at their massive drive-through distributions at Traders Village on April 9th, 2020. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the food bank’s drive-through distributions served on average 200 to 400 people.
The Food Bank has held four drive-thru distributions between March 31st and April 9th that has provided food to 15,500 households. Families drove away with meat, milk, bread, fresh produce, premade meals and other items packed into vehicles.
The Bank of San Antonio Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking and San Antonio Food Bank board member, Michael Ussery said,
“I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve on the board for over 15 years. Over my years of service, I have never been disappointed in the compassion our community exhibits to meet the day to day needs served by the San Antonio Food Bank. That compassion is never stronger than during a time of challenges. The Food Bank is committed to building the food safety net for our neighbors.”
The San Antonio Food Bank is in severe need of volunteer and monetary support.
“We should all be grateful we live in a community willing to meet the needs. There is no Food Bank without a community willing to give time and funding in support,” said Ussery.