32 Ways San Antonians Are Kicking Ass During the Coronavirus Pandemic

It looks like San Antonio may be sheltering in place for the rest of the month — if not longer — to flatten the curve. But this crisis has shown us something: it turns out the most puro thing we can do is to help our fellow citizens. To celebrate San Antonians who are kicking ass while the world falls apart, we've rounded up a selection of awesome things locals are doing to support one another right now.
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The San Antonio Food Bank leading the charge to keep local families fed.
Photo Courtesy of San Antonio Food Bank
The San Antonio Food Bank leading the charge to keep local families fed.
Photo Courtesy of San Antonio Food Bank
City Councilman Roberto Treviño is working with CANopener Labs to develop an emergency ventilator prototype.
Photo Courtesy of CANOpener Labs
City Councilman Roberto Treviño is working with CANopener Labs to develop an emergency ventilator prototype.
Photo Courtesy of CANOpener Labs
Author Shea Serrano has been putting money directly into the pockets of those who need it via Twitter.
Author Shea Serrano has been putting money directly into the pockets of those who need it via Twitter.
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling is making free hand sanitizer and giving it away to hospitals, nursing homes, food handlers and even members of the public.
Photo Courtesy of Ranger Creek
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling is making free hand sanitizer and giving it away to hospitals, nursing homes, food handlers and even members of the public.
Photo Courtesy of Ranger Creek
Los Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan did a Q&A live on Instagram with licensed psychologist Dr. Kensa Gunter to promote mental health during the crisis.
Los Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan did a Q&A live on Instagram with licensed psychologist Dr. Kensa Gunter to promote mental health during the crisis.
San Antonio Botanical Garden is donating veggies to feed people in need. 
Photo Courtesy of San Antonio Botanical Garden
San Antonio Botanical Garden is donating veggies to feed people in need.
Photo Courtesy of San Antonio Botanical Garden
San Antonio-based Helmy Plastics is manufacturing 25,000 masks for medical staff to aid in supply shortage.
San Antonio-based Helmy Plastics is manufacturing 25,000 masks for medical staff to aid in supply shortage.
Comedian Jay Whitecotton’s latest special was slated for release on Amazon Prime, but he uploaded it to YouTube for free instead.
Comedian Jay Whitecotton’s latest special was slated for release on Amazon Prime, but he uploaded it to YouTube for free instead.
Local fans helped save live music venue Imagine Books and Records from eviction, raising $5,000 on GoFundMe in less than a day.
Local fans helped save live music venue Imagine Books and Records from eviction, raising $5,000 on GoFundMe in less than a day.
Folklores Coffee House is giving away free rice and beans to anyone who needs it.
Folklores Coffee House is giving away free rice and beans to anyone who needs it.
Gamez Law Firm is giving away 200 "survival packs" of food and supplies at 12 p.m. on April 4th.
Gamez Law Firm is giving away 200 "survival packs" of food and supplies at 12 p.m. on April 4th.
H-E-B donated 15 trailers of food to local food banks and $3 million to local charities and organizations to conduct coronavirus research. The grocery chain also gave $2 raises to its hourly employees during the pandemic.
Photo Courtesy of H-E-B
H-E-B donated 15 trailers of food to local food banks and $3 million to local charities and organizations to conduct coronavirus research. The grocery chain also gave $2 raises to its hourly employees during the pandemic.
Photo Courtesy of H-E-B
Cereal Killer Sweets gave out over 1,000 free meals to kids over the course of two weeks.
Photo via Facebook / Cereal Killer Sweets
Cereal Killer Sweets gave out over 1,000 free meals to kids over the course of two weeks.
Photo via Facebook / Cereal Killer Sweets
The City of San Antonio and Luminaria Foundation are offering grants to help local artists during the pandemic.
Photo Courtesy of Luminaria
The City of San Antonio and Luminaria Foundation are offering grants to help local artists during the pandemic.
Photo Courtesy of Luminaria
La Gloria transformed into a grocery and set aside special hours for first responders to shop.
Photo via Instagram / lagloriapearl
La Gloria transformed into a grocery and set aside special hours for first responders to shop.
Photo via Instagram / lagloriapearl
Northeast ISD made donations of needed equipment to local hospitals.
Northeast ISD made donations of needed equipment to local hospitals.
Valero donated $500,000 in gas cards to eight non-profit organizations.
Valero donated $500,000 in gas cards to eight non-profit organizations.
VIA Metropolitan Transit is offering free rides through April 30.
Photo Courtesy of VIA Metropolitan Transit
VIA Metropolitan Transit is offering free rides through April 30.
Photo Courtesy of VIA Metropolitan Transit
Local Breast-Cancer-fighting organization Cindy’s Pink Ninjas is sewing homemade masks for public servants and cancer patients.
Local Breast-Cancer-fighting organization Cindy’s Pink Ninjas is sewing homemade masks for public servants and cancer patients.
The Big Give San Antonio converted to an emergency relief fund to aid local nonprofits including Make-A-Wish.
Photo via Twitter / MakeAWishCSTX
The Big Give San Antonio converted to an emergency relief fund to aid local nonprofits including Make-A-Wish.
Photo via Twitter / MakeAWishCSTX
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