SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – H-E-B is delivering 24 truckloads of groceries to food banks across Texas, including the Facility here in San Antonio.
Eric Cooper, President and CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank, says they’ve been struggling to meet the demand as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
“We normally feed about 60,000 people a week, and last week, we topped over 120,000 people, so the demand for food has doubled,” said Cooper.
He was there Monday morning when H-E-B delivered a truckload of chicken breasts. Cooper says that will go a long way toward feeding families in our community, many of whom are on the unemployment lines for the first time because of the coronavirus crisis. He was glad to see the truckload of chicken.
”We need protein. Our families need protein,” he said.
Julie Bedingfield with H-E-B says the 24 truckloads of food distributed across Texas today will provide more than half a million meals.
That’s in addition to $3 million previously donated by the grocery retailer to non profit organizations responding to the coronavirus crisis.