April 03, 2020

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.