Mission and Vision
Fighting hunger and feeding hope in San Antonio and Southwest Texas.
The San Antonio Food Bank takes pride in fighting hunger, feeding hope in our 29 county service area. We believe that no child should go to bed hungry, adults should not have to choose between a hot meal and utilities, nor a senior sacrifice medical care for the sake of a meal.
Founded in 1980, The San Antonio Food Bank has quickly grown to serve 120,000 individuals a week in one of the largest service areas in Texas. Our focus is for clients to have food for today but to also have the resources to be self-sufficient in the future.
Fighting hunger is our number one priority but we also serve to educate and provide assistance in many other ways. We achieve this through our variety of programs and resources available to families, individuals, seniors, children, and military members in need.
BENEFITS ASSISTANCE: We help clients through the application process to find the various benefits that best fit their situation.
FARMER'S MARKET: We offer a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, many being grown at the San Antonio Food Bank Farm.
FOOD ASSISTANCE AND DISTRIBUTION: We distribute about 74 million pounds of food through our partner agencies, mobile pantries, and more.
JOB ASSISTANCE: We help our clients find self-sufficiency with a variety of job placement opportunities.
MOBILE MERCADO: We focus on traveling to the “food deserts” in our service area to help serve and educate.
NUTRITION, HEALTH AND WELLNESS: We believe that overall wellness begins with food and health education.
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN: We offer a variety of programs for children in need at partnering schools and community centers.
PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS: We assist clients with essential food staples to ensure that meals are not sacrificed for other expenses.
PROGRAMS FOR PETS: DaisyCares works to help low-income families and their four-legged friends with assistance and education.