Transforming the Marketplace

San Antonio Food Bank

2017 Progress Report

Year Committed: 2017
Length of Commitment: 3 years

Committed to increase distribution of fresh fruit and vegetables by fifteen percent and expand its community programs.

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Verified Results

    • Commitment Element

      Increase distribution of fresh fruit and vegatbales by fifteen percent (15%0
    • Progress To Date

      San Antonio Food Bank distributed 16,625,065 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables at baseline in FY 2017.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2017
    • Commitment Element

      After school programs will serve fifteen percent (15%) more meals.
    • Progress To Date

      San Antonio Food Bank provided 188,586 afterschool and holiday meals at baseline in FY 2017.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Weekend food program will serve fifteen percent (15%) more meals.
    • Progress To Date

      San Antonio Food Bank distributed 38,128 weekend food packs at baseline in FY 2017.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Summer feeding programs will serve fifteen (15%) more meals.
    • Progress To Date

      San Antonio Food Bank served 248,120 summer meals at baseline in FY 2017.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Expand nutrition education efforts by increasing the number of classes by fifteen percent (15%).
    • Progress To Date

      San Antonio Food Bank provided 5,999 nutrition, health and wellness classes to 69,016 participants at baseline in FY 2017. A total of 210 sites were served in 11 out of the 16 counties in Southwest Texas targeted by the food bank.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Expand gardening education efforts by increasing the number of classes by fifteen percent (15%)
    • Progress To Date

      San Antonio Food Bank engaged in garden education classes at twenty sites at baseline in FY 2017. Garden activities reached school children, teens, young adults with developmental disabilities, university students, refugees, and adult health clinic patients. Twenty-one new garden beds were built and ninety-seven beds were planted.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Distribute sixty (60) culturally appropriate recipes, which meet PHA Healthier Recipe Guidelines [See Exhibit C] to food insecure clients through a varity of means.
    • Progress To Date

      San Antonio Food Bank identified thirty-eight culturally appropriate recipes that meet PHA Healthier Recipe Guidelines in FY 2017.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2017

Partner Statement

“The San Antonio Food Bank is a member of the Feeding American national network of food bank, serving a territory of sixteen counties in south central Texas. Founded in 1980, the San Antonio Food Bank is recognized nationally as an innovator in the fields of nutrition education, client services, agricultural development, and volunteer engagement.

The San Antonio Food Bank has committed to providing health improvements in the region of south central Texas across six areas: produce for in-home meal preparation, healthy meals for kids in after school program, meals for kids during the summer, weekend nonperishable food items for kids, and recipes and gardening classes for children and seniors.

"Baseline reporting for these measures comes from our fiscal year July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017. Our starting point for the metrics related the above measures follow: produce for in-home meal preparation, 16,625,065 lbs; healthy meals for kids in after school program, 277,135 meals; meals for kids during the summer, 248,120 summer meals; weekend nonperishable food items for kids, 38,128 backpacks for kids; and, recipes for kids and seniors, 38, along with 118 gardening classes for children and seniors.

"The San Antonio Food Bank has committed to increasing these metrics by June 2020 in the following manner: produce for in-home meal preparation, increased by 15%; healthy meals for kids in after school program, increased by 15%; meals for kids during the summer, increased by 15%; weekend nonperishable food items for kids, increased by 15%; and, recipes for kids and seniors, increased by 15%, along with a 15% increase gardening classes for children and seniors.”