The San Antonio Food Bank had a little extra star power today as it delivered food to locals in need. Eva Longoria Baston joined the nonprofit to help give meals to home-bound seniors on February 23, part of a series of relief efforts by the Hollywood star.
The Corpus Christi native shared her journey on social media, which also included touring the SAFB facilities and meeting with members of the Texas National Guard.
Last week's storms knocked out power to more than 4 million Texans, setting off a chain reaction of events that left San Antonio — and cities across the state — under a boil-water notice. As life continues to return to "normal," it's estimated that about half of the state's residents are dealing with costly plumbing issues due to burst pipes and water heaters. Earlier today, the San Antonio Water System announced a relief program for locals in need of emergency plumbing assistance.
Having a Hollywood star is certainly a powerful way to bring attention to the crisis, but local organizations are also stepping up to make sure San Antonians are cared for long after the national spotlight fades away.
Among the local nonprofits and organizations currently raising funds:
- San Antonio Food Bank — this local nonprofit has been working tirelessly through the COVID-19 crisis to keep San Antonio fed.
- Let's Help SA — a local fundraiser started by the Morgan’s Wonderland Inclusion Foundation in the wake of last week's storms.
- Para Me Gente — a local mutual aid organization providing direct financial relief to San Antonio families. Donate or request funds here.