When cars flooded recent distributions by the San Antonio Food Bank, national media outlets took notice, circulating the now-viral aerial images as a sign of just how deeply the pandemic is affecting average people.
The shots have been featured by Good Morning America
, National Public Radio and even the Dr. Phil Show,
to name a few.
Now, the New York Times Magazine
, a supplement included in the Sunday edition of Times
, will feature one of the images on its cover this weekend, calling the packed parking lot a “nationwide symbol of economic insecurity.”
In the accompanying article
, author Malia Wollan tells stories of San Antonians on both sides of the distribution line, further conveying how hard Americans are feeling the crisis.
Before COVID-19, the SA Food Bank fed 60,000 people a week across 16 counties. That number has since jumped to 120,000 a week and continues to rise.
"That it took a pandemic for us to stop and assess just how precarious the economic conditions are for millions of American families is unfortunate,” Mayor Ron Nirenberg told the Times
. “But let’s not waste the moment to address it.”
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