The Security Service Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of the Security Service Federal Credit Union, announced on March 14 that it had donated $2,500 to the Daily Bread Ministries in San Antonio, money that will be used to help the nonprofit, but a mix of stable dry goods and fresh, cold foods to help feed about 2,100 people.
Daily Bread Ministries executive director Marcus Walker said his organization helped more than 85,000 people in 2022 through their meal programs.
“Inflation and fuel costs have taken a toll on many trying to recover financially, and with donations like this one from the Security Service Charitable Foundation, the number of people we serve this year is on track to be the same if not slightly major,” Walker said in a statement.
According to a press release, SSCF’s donation will help Daily Bread Ministries get a $1,000 semi-trailer load of dry goods containing products such as wheat, grains and pasta, which will collectively feed 900 people.
The funds will also help the organization get a shipment of $1,500 worth of cold food items, including chicken, yogurt and produce, to feed nearly 1,200 people, nonprofit officials said.
Brandy Ralston-Lint, senior vice president of corporate communications for the Security Service’s Federal Credit Union, said Daily Bread Ministries not only provides essential foods to community members in need, but also addresses the defined root cause of poverty.
“The organization’s nutrition and education programs speak to the charitable foundation’s goal of improving the community and helping improve the quality of life,” Ralston-Lint said in a statement.