Chapter one: Help us feed the kids!
Summer isn’t fun if you’re hungry. One in four San Antonio kids will experience hunger during the summer school break.
Many children who struggle with hunger get a nutritious meal through reduced-price lunch programs each school day, but the summer months leave a gap that must be filled to make sure nobody goes hungry.
Last year, KENS 5 along with our sponsors raised more than 12.5 million meals for children facing hunger in the San Antonio area through the Summer Meals for Kids program. This year, our goal is to raise another 12 million meals, but we can't do this without your help.
Please join KENS 5 and the San Antonio Food Bank to collect food items and monetary donations during the Summer Meals for kids food drive!
Chapter two: The need is great
“During the summer months, many families stress out trying to figure out how to make ends meet,” said Eric Cooper, president of the San Antonio Food Bank. Families depend on school lunches to feed their children, he said.
In an effort to combat summer hunger, the San Antonio Food Bank, KENS 5 and our partners are aiming to fill up the Food Bank warehouse and feed as many children as possible.
It gives us hope that we are going to meet that demand and make sure no child goes hungry, but it’s going to take the entire community, Cooper said.
Chapter three: How you can help!
1. Drop off non-perishable food items at a partner location
You can do your part by collecting food items to donate and bring them to one of our collection barrels at our partners' business locations around San Antonio:
Our 2020 sponsors:
2. Join KENS 5 for special donation events around San Antonio
We will be hosting Food Frenzy Friday donation events around San Antonio throughout the summer in partnership with our Summer Meals for Kids sponsors. Drop by your local H-E-B store and donate from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 26: H-E-B @ 17460 IH 35 North, sponsored by AFFCU
Friday, July 10: H-E-B @ 1150 NW 1604 W, sponsored by Subway
3. Donate by making a payment online
Did you know that every $1 donated will help serve seven meals to San Antonio kids this summer? You can do your part by clicking the link below to make a monetary donation to the San Antonio Food Bank.