San Antonio Food Bank Asks State For Help As Demand Skyrockets During Coronavirus Crisis | Texas Public Radio

San Antonio Food Bank Asks State For Help As Demand Skyrockets During Coronavirus Crisis

Apr 8, 2020

Food banks across the country are trying to keep up with increased demand amid the ongoing pandemic.


The San Antonio Food Bank was serving approximately 60,000 people per week before the COVID-19 outbreak and is now having to feed twice that number while bringing in less stock than normal. 

The nonprofit is now asking the state for financial help -- the first time it's done so in its 40-year history -- to meet the needs of food-insecure residents in Bexar County and the 15 surrounding counties in its service area.

Guest: Eric Cooper, CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank

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*This interview was recorded on Wednesday, April 8.