The San Antonio Food Bank is requesting volunteers, especially Spanish speakers, to assist migrants traveling through San Antonio in route to their host family destinations across the country.
Since January 2021, in line with increased entry in the United States at the Texas-Mexico border, the City of San Antonio has seen an increase in migrants traveling through San Antonio.
The City needs assistance with San Antonio International Airport navigation including help with printing boarding passes, giving directions and distributing basic needs at the airport and hotels – blankets, meals, etc. The City is taking the necessary steps to keep volunteers safe, including providing masks, hand-sanitizing stations, and other measures.
The majority of those arriving at the airport leave San Antonio within 24 hours. However, some require overnight stays and most receiving hotel sheltering depart San Antonio within 48 to 72 hours of arrival. Additionally, some migrants arriving to the airport via shuttle past 11 p.m. or with departures before 9 a.m. are staying overnight in the airport.
The City’s Department of Human Services is coordinating daily with the San Antonio Food Bank and other organizations to provide humanitarian assistance.
We are offering volunteer shifts daily.
Individuals interested in volunteering via the Food Bank should sign up here. Select the volunteer option labelled Migrant Resource Center.