Local company makes $50,000 donation to hard-hit San Antonio Food Bank

Megan Armstrong San Antonio News

Updated 3:45 pm CDT, Wednesday, April 15, 2020

In an effort to help alleviate hunger in the Alamo City during the COVID-19 pandemic, the SWBC Foundation announced on Wednesday a big monetary donation to the San Antonio Food Bank.

The SWBC — a San Antonio-based financial services company — gave $50,000 to the food bank as a way to help “feed our neighbors in need during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the organization said in a news release.

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“As the city of San Antonio remains in a ‘Stay Home, Work Safe’ period, more and more of its citizens are being impacted by unemployment,” said Charlie Amato, Chairman of SWBC. “This is just one of the enormous challenges putting a strain on the food bank, as it’s working to serve more than double its normal clients.”

Last week, the San Antonio Food Bank fed about 10,000 households in a single day — the largest distribution day in the organization’s history.  The next drive-thru distribution day is set for Friday at the Alamodome.

“SWBC believes in the mission of the San Antonio Food Bank – fighting hunger and feeding hope,” said Gary Dudley, President of SWBC. “And more than ever, it needs assistance now in order to keep its shelves stocked to ensure no one goes hungry. We’re all in this together.”

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