Coronavirus: 10,000 families queue for free food in Texas
As the world continues to battle the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic with some cities across the world enforcing the stay at home order, over 10,000 families gathered for free food in Texas as the lockdown continues in some parts of the US.
The US is the second worst hit in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic after Italy, with over 400,000 cases confirmed, and San Antonio’s fourth drive-thru food distribution giveaway, saw a huge crowd in this desperate time.
The Texas food bank distributed more than 1 million pounds of food to about 10,000 families, whose cars sat bumper to bumper in a parking lot for the record-setting distribution event this week amid the coronavirus crisis.
About 6,000 households preregistered on the San Antonio Food Bank’s website for Thursday’s distribution held at Trader’s Village, Food Bank president and CEO Eric Cooper told the San Antonio Express-News.
But thousands more showed up for the giveaway — and aerial photos show the parking lot chock-full of cars.
The food bank says it hasn’t seen this large a line or this big of a crisis in 25 year, and it’s all because of the coronavirus, which has put about 10% of the country’s workforce out of work and closed schools, which feed lots of kids.