Nearly 300,000 individuals are considered “at-risk” for hunger in San Antonio, and more than 25 percent of that population are children.
Feeding Texas, a nonprofit organization formed by regional food banks, will team up with Lone Star Beer this 4th of July weekend for a special event to celebrate our state’s heritage with live music, drinks and food, with all profits to help combat hunger in Texas. Performance Dates: Houston (July 1) Dallas (July 2) and San Antonio (July 3).
Admission costs $10. To purchase tickets, click here.
Now in its second year, the festival will offer incredible live performances by:
Feeding Texas works with food manufacturers and retailers to provide emergency food for low-income populations, often using excess produce from farmers. Though the food is donated, the organization must pay for transportation and storage costs.
Children, especially those who use the free breakfast and lunch programs during the school year, are particularly affected by hunger during the summer months. Children in San Antonio have a gap of nearly 20 million meals during the summer.
“We’re just trying to close the gap,” said Michael Guerra, Chief Development Officer at the San Antonio Food Bank. “Events like this one, with Lone Star, support us with funds to help go in and get food from farmers.”
The San Antonio Food Bank, which provides food to 16 counties, aims to provide 12 million meals to children this summer.
“Our goal is to provide 5,000 meals for each community,” Guerra said. Every $1 from the $10 admission price will brings in 7 meals to the San Antonio Food Bank, but “everything people can do to support this cause helps,” Guerra added.
To learn more about Feeding Texas, visit www.feedingtexas.org