VIA partners with San Antonio Food Bank delivering meals to those in need during pandemic

Megan Armstrong San Antonio News

Since March 31, VIA Metropolitan Transit has delivered meals and supplies prepared by the San Antonio Food Bank to homes and distribution points throughout the city to lend a helping hand during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Tuesday news release.

The Food Bank has experienced high demand in recent weeks because of the coronavirus-triggered recession. Last week, images taken by Express-News photographers documented the pressures the nonprofit faces. The Food Bank gave away groceries to about 10,000 families in one day at a South Side flea market.

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Many have stepped in to help, including VIA operators, who deliver supplies for the Food Bank Monday through Friday. The city’s transportation agency has already distributed more than 650 food packages to nearly 500 locations throughout the city, the news release said.

VIA President and CEO Jeffrey C. Arndt said the crisis has made access to food and basic necessities challenging.

VIA said it will continue to deliver Food Bank supplies as long as resources are available.

If you require a food delivery, call the Food Bank at 210-431-8326 or register online at