The Security Service Charitable Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Security Service Federal Credit Union, recently made a $2,500 donation to the Children’s Hunger Fund of San Antonio that will be used to provide 300 food-insecure families with pantry staples, a news release said.

“There are people in our community who lack access to a basic human need, which is food,” said Jesse Reyes, the director of distribution and volunteers for Children’s Hunger Fund. “Donations like this from the Security Service Charitable Foundation make a world of difference to our families in need.”

The release said the SSCF’s donation will help Children’s Hunger Fund provide 300 Food Paks, a box of pantry staples that can feed a family of four for about a week.

Each Food Pak costs the organization roughly $8 each and contains approximately 7-8 pounds of food. Each one of the Food Paks is given directly to a child in need, the release said.

Brandy Ralston-Lint, the senior vice president of corporate communications for SSFCU, said Children’s Hunger Fund provides families with food they might not otherwise be able to afford.

“We are proud to support the effort to tackle food insecurity in our community and provide relief to those suffering,” she said.

Children’s Hunger Fund was established in 1991 by Dave Phillips. Last year, a total of 29,682 Food Paks were distributed across South Texas, the release said.

That number is expected to increase by more than 15,000 this year. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CHF also has offices in San Antonio and Frisco, and it serves children and families in the U.S. and 29 other countries.