Oak Hills Church is honored to partner with the San Antonio Food Bank and the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program to bless and serve local families with various fresh and non-perishable food items.
Fresh food for all! Anyone facing food-insecurity may pick-up food boxes. Get food for any family in need. You do not need to be an Oak Hills Church member or attendee. To get food, you simply need to pre-register for the distribution.
DATE: Thursday, July 15, 2021
TIME: Gate opens 9:30 AM, Distribution runs 12:00 - 1:30 PM (May close earlier if food has been fully distributed.)
LOCATION: Oak Hills Church Crownridge Campus, 19595 W Interstate 10, San Antonio, TX 78257-9520. (Enter at the first gate on the IH-10 access road.)
REGISTER: Please pre-register HERE, your information will be used to identify you at the mobile distribution. Note pre-registration closes Tuesday evening the week of distribution. After that point, please come directly to OHC and register on site.
MAKE HYGIENE KITS
Many families facing financial challenges go without personal care items. These small items can make a big difference. We'll be distributing kits to families attending our Fresh Food Distribution. You can help! Simply take a gallon size Ziplock bag, gather new (unused) travel size toiletry items (bar of soap, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, razor, comb, etc.) and write an encouraging note. Drop-off completed hygiene kits at the OHC Pastoral Care Center (located across Summer Oaks) for use at the upcoming food distribution. Drop-off times are Monday - Wednesday, July 12-14, 10 AM - 4 PM.
Use your gifts to bless and serve local families! Volunteers will welcome families and distribute food boxes to up to 400 families in the Oak Hills Church and San Antonio community. Adults, middle school, and high school students are invited to serve. Middle school students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. High school students can volunteer without a parent/guardian present. Both middle and high school students must have a signed parental waiver (to be provided). We request that all volunteers bring your own mask (we will also have some available). We will provide lunch and water, along with a t-shirt for each volunteer. A volunteer waiver will also be provided for your review and signature. View available volunteer roles/shifts, and HERE. Thank you for serving and being the hands of Christ during this time. If you have questions about serving, email Diana Garcia.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can pick-up food?
Anyone facing food-insecurity may pick-up food boxes. You do not need to be an Oak Hills Church member or attendee. To get food, you simply need to pre-register for the distribution (see link above).
How do I get a box?
To get food, you simply need to pre-register for the distribution. Your information will be used to identify you at the mobile distribution. Please come in your vehicle to the OHC Crownridge campus on the date and time listed above.
Will you save a box for me?
No, boxes contain perishable items and must be refrigerated. OHC is not able to set aside or save boxes for later pick-up. Boxes must be picked-up at the dates and times listed above. You may send someone to pick-up boxes for you (please pre-register).
What happens if food runs out?
We anticipate having sufficient food for 500 families. Gates may close early if all food is distributed prior to closing time. If you do not receive a box because all food has been distributed, and need immediate help to feed your family, please call OHC at 210.698.4620 or 210.698.4624 or call the San Antonio Food Bank at 210.431.8326. You can also visit the San Antonio Food Bank web site and sign up for other distributions, which occur throughout the week.
What does pick-up involve?
Pick-up will be a drive-thru system. Please enter the OHC parking lot in your vehicles at the first IH-10 access road parking lot entrance. Be prepared to wait in line in your vehicle. Food boxes will be placed in your trunk once you arrive in the loading zone. Pick-up will be contact-less, you will remain in your vehicle. Please clear space in your trunk for 2 medium size boxes of food.
What food will I receive?
Typically, each family will receive 1 box of assorted fresh produce, as well as milk and/or other dairy products, frozen meat and assorted non-perishable pantry items. The exact variety and quantity of the fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and pantry items may vary depending on product availability. Most items are perishable and need to be refrigerated after pick-up.
Where does this food come from?
Farmers to Families is a USDA Food Box program, funding the regional distribution and purchase of fresh perishable food from farmers (that would otherwise have been sold to restaurants) and providing it to families facing food-insecurity in ready-to-distribute food boxes through local non-profit and faith-based organizations. Learn more about the program HERE. The San Antonio Food Bank provides food through private and public donations, by individuals and corporate sponsors. Learn more about their programs HERE.