San Antonio Food Bank, HealthTexas partner for Mobile Mercado to help fight food insecurity
SAN ANTONIO – Food insecurity and obesity are two big problems facing San Antonio. You might think they are on the opposite sides of the spectrum, but these issues can be linked – and have negative impacts on our community.
The San Antonio Food Bank is working with the HealthTexas Medical Group to host the Mobile Mercado to help out.
“I got apples and fruits and cucumbers and all that to make something to eat for dinner,” Juanita Ramirez said.
Ramirez was one of the dozens of people in line Wednesday morning for the Mobile Mercado looking to load up on healthy foods.
“Well, a lot of people I know have a lot of friends that don’t have anything and hardly anything. I went one time to the food pantry… they give us so much food. I just gave it to my neighbors,” Ramirez said.
This Mobile Mercado is a “farmacy” on wheels — pharmacy spelled with an “F” because there are fresh fruits and vegetables meant for so many families in and around the community. It’s equivalent to a mobile farm.