Many residents of Frio, Atascosa and Medina Counties are struggling with providing the basic necessity of food for themselves and their families. Fortunately, there are nonprofit organizations in the three counties that operate food pantries that help provide food for primarily lower income families. These nonprofit organizations are comprised of mostly unpaid volunteers and the organizations rely on donations of foodstuffs and monetary donations to keep the shelves stocked and the lights on. SSB recognizes the needs of lower income residents living within the communities where SSB has locations, and SSB supports the mission of the food pantries. SSB has made a monetary donation in the total amount of $15,000.00 in 2022 to the food pantries in Frio, Atascosa, and Medina Counties, in the following manner:
- $5,000.00 to the Pearsall Shed which is affiliated with the San Antonio Food Bank and serves Pearsall, Dilley, and the unincorporated areas Frio County.
- $5,000.00 to Bountiful Blessings, which serves Pleasanton, Jourdanton, Poteet, and the unincorporated areas of Atascosa County.
- $2,500.00 to the Devine Food Pantry, which primarily serves Devine, Natalia, and southern Medina County.
- $2,500.00 to the Medina County Food Pantry, which primarily serves Castroville, Hondo, D’Hanis, and the northern portion of Medina County.