Oak Hills Church is honored to partner with the San Antonio Food Bank and the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program to provide food assistance to families in our community. We anticipate providing 500 families a week with two fresh food boxes (one box of assorted dairy and one box of assorted produce) and non-perishable food items.
If your family needs fresh food (produce/dairy), or you know a family facing food-insecurity, this Fresh Food Distribution is for you. You do not need to be an Oak Hills Church member or attendee.
Please pre-register HERE, your information will be used to identify you at the mobile distribution. Note pre-registration opens Thursday afternoon the week prior to distribution and closes Tuesday evening the week of distribution. After that point, please come directly to OHC and register on site.
Date: Wednesday, July 22
Time: Gate opens 11:00 AM, Distribution runs 2:00 - 4:00 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.)
We need volunteers to distribute food boxes from the OHC Crownridge Campus to 500 families. Can we count on you to serve during this time of need? 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 are requesting 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 sign up HERE. Thank you for serving and being the hands of Christ during this time. If you have questions about serving, email Noemi Graham.
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 HERE.
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 dates and times listed above.
Can I sign-up for future distribution dates?
The pre-registration survey though the Food Bank corresponds to the current week’s distribution. The following week pre-registration will open the following Thursday (use the same link). The system will not let you register twice for the same distribution day. You are welcome to sign up for all three different distribution days as needed.
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 that we can provide 2 boxes of food to 500 families. We will distribute at the dates and times listed above. 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.
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?
Each family will receive 1 box of assorted fresh produce, 1 box of assorted fresh dairy and assorted non-perishable pantry items. The exact variety and quantity of the fruits, vegetables, dairy and pantry items may vary from box-to-box and week-to-week. 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.
What happens to any food that is not distributed to individual families on Wednesday?
No food will go to waste. Oak Hills Church will distribute any remaining food to our local ministry partners and area churches on Thursday morning. These organizations are on standby to receive and distribute food immediately.