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San Antonio Food Bank In Urgent Need Of Volunteers, Demand Has Doubled Since COVID-19 Began

San Antonio food bank store coordinator Lino Rivera on a forklift
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio
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San Antonio food bank store coordinator Lino Rivera on a forklift. The SA Food Bank is in need of volunteers, as the demand for food has doubled.

The San Antonio Food Bank has put out an urgent call for several hundred volunteers to help feed the hungry during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Food bank president and CEO Eric Cooper said the demand for food has doubled since the outbreak began. The group is now feeding 120,000 people a week.

"We need about four hundred volunteers and we only have about a hundred scheduled to come serve," Cooper said.

He added the organization has pop-up food giveaways planned soon and needs volunteers to help.

“For those that can serve and make a difference, if you’d please go to our website at safoodbank.org, register, pick a volunteer shift.  Together we can make a difference,” he said.

Those in need can also visit safoodbank.org for more information about receiving food.

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