Did you know? Food insecure individuals are subject to the same challenging cultural changes as other Americans such as more sedentary lifestyles or increased portion sizes. Food insecure individuals also face unique challenges in adopting and maintaining healthful behaviors such as fewer resources, lack of opportunities for physical activity and limited access to health care.
But our partners like the San Antonio Food Bank (SAFB) will work to bring healthier options to those facing food insecurity.
SAFB provides food and grocery products to more than 530 partner agencies in 16 counties throughout Southwest Texas. The organization’s mission is to fight hunger through food distribution, programs, education and advocacy. Each week, approximately 58,000 people (over 3 million each year) receive emergency food assistance from a partner agency in the San Antonio Food Bank network. In fact, in 2015 our partner provided nearly 62 million pounds of food to Texas residents!
For the next three years, SAFB commits to making changes like distributing more fruits and veggies, increasing the number of meals served to children who struggle with hunger while out of school and providing nutrition education. By doing so, our new partner hopes to make a big impact in the state of Texas, the second most food insecure state in the nation.
More than 15 million U.S. children live in "food insecure" households