San Antonio Food Bank Prepares To Help The Poor Face Coronavirus Fears

Public benefit programs, including SNAP, don’t cover non-food items like hand sanitizer.

By Bonnie PetrieMarch 9, 2020 7:49 am, , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

Coronavirus concerns have led to bare store shelves across the country. People are stocking up on supplies they might need if they have to stay home for weeks. But stocking up costs money, and not everyone can even buy the basics, let alone extra.

That’s an issue nonprofits are trying to address. In San Antonio, the local food bank serves nearly 60,000 people a week. Among them is Carol Lisette Castilla. Like most Americans, she has coronavirus on her mind.


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