In Bexar County alone, over 120,000 children are considered to be food insecure. Of those, it is estimated that 10-20% actually deal with chronic hunger (i.e. they lack adequate nutrition to lead a healthy, productive life). Although Federal Nutrition programs provide meals for students during the school week, weekends can be especially challenging for these children.
Snack Pak 4 Kids was created to provide weekend food supplements to students who are identified by their teachers, creating food SECURITY for them over the weekend. With the support of partners, donors and volunteers of all ages, Snack Pak 4 Kids San Antonio works hard to be a learning enhancement tool for these kids, solving their weekend hunger issue so they can learn during the school week.
Check out our website and see how you can help!
We’re just like you. We’re teachers, business executives, parents, retirees, students…you name it. But the one thing we all have in common is our dedication to change. And the more volunteers and donations we have, the bigger impact we can make in fighting chronic hunger, especially on the weekends. Let’s do this. Together.
Hunger doesn’t take the summer off. For this reason, we also provide for children during the 10 weeks of summer break. In 2017, 650 children were fed each week, thanks to the generosity of Big Give donors. For 2018, we anticipate our numbers will double. We need to raise $45,000 to assure food SECURITY for the children we serve. You can help us #stopsummerhunger from now through Thursday, March 22nd!
Solving weekend hunger is accomplished when a community cares enough to make it a priority. Our PARTNERS do just that. They get it.
With contributions of time, talent and resources. they accept the responsibility for assuring our schools and the children we serve are supported by the Snack Pak 4 Kids SA program.
Being a SP4KSA partner is a commitment, but our partners will be glad to share their own stories of how they are personally blessed by being part of this incredible volunteer movement to remove the barrier of hunger from a child’s ability to learn.
We try to make all of our volunteer commitments predictable, fun, happy experiences for volunteers of all ages. Bring your family, bring your co-workers, bring your church group, bring your team, or just bring yourselves! Sign up NOW to help create weekend food SECURITY!
We also participate in the Big Give each year to raise funding for summer. The next Big Give SA will occur in 2018. Stay tuned! for more information on their website.