Reaching San Antonio’s waste goal will require a shift in mindset among many residents, with some businesses leading the way.
Like most complex issues cities in the U.S. face, it will take a multi-pronged approach to mitigate poverty, panelists said.
Census data from 2018 showed that 20 percent of residents in the city of San Antonio lived below the poverty line, an increase from 17.3 percent in 2017.
Sales of fruits and vegetables have increased from 612 pounds sold in corner stores on San Antonio’s South Side in April to more than 4,100 pounds at the end of July.
*Sponsored* Now in its 14th year, the display of canned-food sculptures has collected over a half a million pounds of food for the San Antonio Food Bank.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Councilwoman Ana Sandoval helped distribute food to victims of last week’s storm.
As schools close for the summer, school districts are trying to support kids who depend on school meals with free breakfast and lunch.
Council unanimously approved $141,000 – some of it contingent on private donations – to help the thousands of asylum-seekers passing through San Antonio.
There are plenty of ways to contribute to the city, such as running a 5K, picking up trash, or donating to the San Antonio Food Bank.
Fresh fruit and produce will soon be available in corner stores in District 3 to increase access to healthy foods in areas considered “food deserts.”