SAN ANTONIO — Thousands of San Antonio families lined up in their cars on Thursday morning for a mega food distribution event at Trader's Village.
The San Antonio Food Bank said 6,000 families were given the equivalent of 1 million pounds of food during the mobile distribution event, which provided fresh fruits, vegetables and other non-perishable goods to families in need.
"The need is that great," said San Antonio Food Bank President and CEO Eric Cooper. "We are moving through food so fast, this is our second big distribution this week, but there are hundreds of distributions that are going on all the time."
One of the people in the car line was Pete Delgado. He and his wife are disabled and he got in line during the overnight hours just so he could be sure his family wouldn't go hungry.
"I've been hour here for an easy 12 hours," he said. "And it's important for me and my wife because we have nothing to eat at home. I brought crackers and peanut butter as a snack to get me through the night. We didn't have any break or lunch meat or anything to make some kind of lunch, a picnic for me to stay overnight, so I've just been munching on peanut butter and jelly and crackers."
The San Antonio Food Bank has set up its website to help families who still need help. The organization is also taking donations. If you need help or can make a donation, please click here.