SAN ANTONIO – Over 135 families lined up early Friday morning for the Salvation Army’s Mobile Food Fair. About 750 pounds of groceries were distributed.
According to Salvation Army Public Relations Manager Monica Ramos, over the last two months, there has been a significant increase in the number of people seeking emergency food assistance.
"Many San Antonians are cutting back on groceries by skipping meals or even going days without eating because they don’t have enough money due to rising prices, unemployment, and various other reasons," says Ramos.
The Food Fairs take place on the first and third Fridays of each month at 521 West Elmira Street.. Families are asked to fill out a short application to determine eligibility.
Staple items including bread, canned food, fresh vegetables and other goods are distributed. Each household will receive enough to sustain a family of four with three meals a day for three days.
The organization is always in desperate need of volunteers and food. Anyone wishing to help can call 210-352-2000.