Transforming the Marketplace

San Antonio Food Bank

2018 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 vegetables by fifteen percent (15%).
    • Progress To Date

      San Antonio Food Bank distributed 25,434,110 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables in FY 2018. This represents a 35% increase from baseline.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2018
    • Commitment Element

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

      San Antonio Food Bank served 177,778 after school meals and 117,253 after school snacks in FY 2018.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2018
    • Commitment Element

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

      The San Antonio Food Bank BackPack Program served 36,464 weekend food packs to 19,318 unduplicated children in FY 2018.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2018
    • Commitment Element

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

      San Antonio Food Bank distributed 218,628 summer meals in FY2018 and continues to work toward its goal of serving 15% more summer meals above baseline.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2018
    • Commitment Element

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

      In FY 2018, San Antonio Food Bank provided 5,039 nutrition, health and wellness classes to 77,430 participants. The number of classes offered decreased by 16%, however more clients received nutrition education with a participation increase of 12% over baseline.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2018
    • Commitment Element

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

      San Antonio Food Bank has met its goal to increase garden classes by 15% over baseline, by conducting gardening activities at 29 school, hospital and senior sites in FY 2018. This represents an increase in garden activities of 38% over baseline and a total of 116 square food boxes were built and planted.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2018
    • Commitment Element

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

      San Antonio Food Bank identified 26 culturally appropriate recipes that meet PHA Healthier Recipe Guidelines in FY 2018. The recipes are distributed at health fairs and direct education classes in the Food Bank's target territories.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2018

Partner Statement

“The San Antonio Food Bank is a member of the Feeding America national network of food bank, serving a sixteen county territory in Southwest Texas. For more than 38 years, it has been a proven innovator in the fields of nutrition education, client services, food security, and agricultural development. The San Antonio Food Bank has committed to providing health improvements across six areas of emphasis: produce for in-home meal preparation, healthy meals for kids through afterschool programs, meals for children during the summer, weekend nonperishable food items for kids, and recipes and gardening classes for seniors and children. Metrics for the previous fiscal year follow (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018): 25,577,601 lbs. produce for in-home meal preparation; 234,368 meals for kids during afterschool programs; 218,628 meals for children during the summer; 36,464 backpacks for kids; 52 recipes for children and seniors, as well as 115 gardening classes also intended for children and seniors.

"Last year, there were substantial improvements in produce distribution (a gain of 8.9 million pounds over the previous year, or a 53% increase) and recipes for kids and seniors (14 more recipes than the previous year, a 37% increase). In the other four categories there were decreases, mostly due to logistical challenges and decreased participation among children’s programs. San Antonio Food Bank still maintains a commitment to increase these six metrics by June of 2020, each by 15%.”