San Antonio — Members of the military line up at the San Antonio Food Bank on Saturdays, and they all face the same problem: food insecurity.
The non-profit organization, Military Family Advisory Network, has worked with San Antonio Food Bank, Tyson Foods and Wounded Warrior Project to help military families not worry about where their next meal will come from.
The effort has reached more than 600 military families as part of MFAN’s 1 Million Food Challenge. The event welcomed active military personnel, reserve military personnel, veterans and military spouses.
Ahead of Saturday’s food rationing program, MFAN said the One Million Meal Challenge had been successful in providing 543,948 meals to military families in need since the spring of 2021.
Today, more than 600 San Antonio military families receive fresh vegetables and non-perishables to meet their food needs.
“I’m grateful. I’m proud of what San Antonio is doing for the community, especially the military community. I’m a veteran, so my son and I do everything they do. I Thank you so much,” Gabby Porus said.
Eric Cooper, president and chief executive officer of the San Antonio Food Bank, said the effort is important, but more needs to be done to ensure the care of men and women in the military. ..
“We can’t support this because we know that someone fighting for our freedom will sacrifice food other than what is already there. I want to take care of them and make sure they feed themselves and their families.” to nurture,” Cooper said.
MFAN said it will continue to try to provide food relief and connect families with resources for the rest of the year in areas where it is needed.
To request more information about how to participate, volunteer, or connect with food aid resources, visit MilitaryMiles.org.
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Hundreds of San Antonio military families get food through One Million Meals Challenge
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