School District Food Programs: San Antonio school districts are offering free pick-up lunch programs at neighborhood schools. Select the link to find out about your school district.
East Central ISD – Click here
Meals will be distributed from the following campuses: Edgewood STEAM Academy, Memorial High School, ET Wrenn Middle School, Gus Garcia Middle School, HB Gonzalez Elementary School, Gardendale Elementary School, Las Palmas Elementary School, LB Johnson Elementary School, Loma Park Elementary School, Perales Elementary School, Roosevelt Elementary School, and Winston Elementary School.
Meals will be distributed with the following schedule:
Monday: 9am-11am (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches)
Thursday: 9am-11am (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 snack)
Beginning Monday, April 6, 2020, HISD is adding 13 new sites for student meals serving lunch and breakfast from 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Monday-Friday. Please see the district website or Facebook page for more information.
Idea Public Schools – Click here
Judson ISD – Click here
North East ISD – Click here
Northside ISD – Click here
Pearsall ISD – Click here
San Antonio ISD – Click here
Somerset ISD – Click here
South San ISD – Click here
Southwest ISD – Click here
San Antonio Food Bank Assistance – The SA Food Bank has increased their mobile food pantries in response to COVID-19. Click here to sign up for emergency food at an upcoming mobile food distribution site or call 210-431-8326.
Be A Champion Inc. – Click here to view food distribution information for any student under 18 from any district.
VIA – VIA is partnered with the San Antonio Food Bank for food assistance, as well as providing FREE Wifi for students and disability support. Click here for more info.
The Federal Communications Commission has released an agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cut off service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
Comcast – Comcast is offering an internet essentials package for free. To sign up for a free internet essentials package for 60 days, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
Spectrum – Spectrum is offering free internet access for students. Beginning March 16, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.
Charter – Charter is offering free internet for 2 months.
AT&T – AT&T COVID-19 response. AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families
*Gov. Abbott has waived the week waiting period and waived the Unemployment Insurance work search requirement.
To apply for benefits, click here. You can also visit this webpage, or call 1-800-939-6631 for more information.
*Via is not charging a fare to ride the bus during this time. Click here to learn more.
San Antonio utility companies, CPS Energy and SAWS, will NOT disconnect services for customers who fail to pay bills during the COVID-19 crisis.
Click here to read more on SAWS. Click here to read more on CPS Energy.
Mental Health Assistance
TEA Mental Health Resources: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recognizes that students and families may be struggling with stress, anxiety, grief, and loss. Schools can support the mental health, wellness, and resiliency of students through trauma informed approaches. Click here for a list of statewide resources that can help schools connect families with specific resources as needs are identified.
Texas Health and Human Services offers mental health and substance use services for families and people of all ages. Click here for more information. You can also call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at 833-986-1919.
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for adults who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Click here for more.
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has opened a COVID-19 hotline for residents to ask questions about the virus. The hotline is available in English and Spanish. Residents can call 210-207-5779. (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
For any need/resource – Dial 211
You will be connected with a specialist in your area who will help you find services and resources that are available to you.