San Antonio Community Resource Directory

HOW DO WE SERVE
Time Dollar provides basic needs services by treating our guests with respect and dignity. We build relationships with our neighbors, encourage reciprocity, and emphasize the importance of community.

RESPECT
Time Dollar believes that all people are created equal and that they have basic human rights; namely, the right to be heard, respected, valued and to have what they need to accomplish their dreams. We respect the talents and strengths of all community members. We treat all community members with dignity.

COMMUNITY
Time Dollar offers programs to the near-west side community that facilitate self-sufficiency and communal interdependence. We believe that in doing this we promote a healthy environment for all.

RELATIONSHIPS
Time Dollar believes we need each other. We believe it is the community's way of life to rely on relationships for the good of all involved. Time Dollar believes "it takes a village to raise a child" and to support the healthy development of all adults as well. We believe helping can always be a two-way transaction. We must enable the recipient to give back to others and by doing so we provide them the opportunity to "pay it forward."

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

The primary focus is to help elementary students receive help with their Math homework. When their math homework is complete, they receive help with other subjects.

Children

Free

Please call for more information.
Updated within the last 2 months.

Time Dollar is committed to providing food that is healthy and nutritious based on availability. Boxes or bags are prepared to include food from each food group. We try to make it as nutritious as possible. We include fresh herbs and vegetables from our Jardín de la Esperanza community garden.

Through our partnership with the Yard Farmers and Ranchers Market, we are also able to include fresh locally grown and organic vegetables, herbs, artisanal breads, free-range eggs, artisanal cheese, condiments, and
sometimes pork or beef. All food items are based on availability. The food pantry is open to all residents of Bexar County once per month who meet income guidelines.

Through our Garden Program, we include a spring and fall series titled “Gardening and Sustainable Living Classes.” We teach Square Foot Gardening to those who come to our Time Dollar Community Table food pantry. People learn to use a simple square-foot gardening technique, which uses 20% of the space, 20% of the water, and 20% of the work but still produces 100% of the harvest. This garden-to-table process provides nutritious, chemical-free vegetables and herbs.

Ground-level or tabletop garden frames are provided. Class series include techniques in planting, herbs & companion planting, household use of herbs, composting, water saving, organic pest control, saving seeds, nutrition, healthy cooking, diabetes management through food, sustainable cooking & refrigeration, canning, and use of traditional medicinal plants for healing. Garden-to-table eating is promoted throughout our classes for health.

Our program is unique in that we provide descriptions of unusual vegetables along with storage, cooking instructions, and recipes. We also provide cooking demos and their respective recipes so our guests can taste these types of vegetables. We provide nutrition classes focusing on diabetes, healthy eating, and using vegetables from your garden.

Updated within the last 2 months.

Through local community centers, volunteer pre-service teachers provide each parent with a comprehensive math education.

These parents then learn how to teach their children math from pre-kindergarten onward.

Sustainability is achieved when the parent-student becomes the parent-educator for their community center.

Parents are empowered to advocate for their children’s education within the home and their schools and promote math within the entire community.

Parents

Free

Please call for more information.
Updated within the last 2 months.

This program is designed to provide for basic needs for our “neighbors". Time Dollar uses a two-step approach in our work.

The first step is called “giving fish” through our “Los Vecinos” (neighbors) program where we provide food, eye glasses through Prevent Blindness Texas and service referrals.

The second step is "Basic Case Management" where we offer help filling out forms, reading letters, providing service referrals and any other type of assistance required based on the need.

Christmas gifts are provided through Elf Louise Penelope.

This program primarily serves residents of zip code 78207.

Free

BASIC CASE MANAGEMENT HOURS CALL FOR APPOINTMENT: Tuesday: 9:00-12:00 pm Wednesday 9:00-12:00 pm Thursday: 9:00-12:00 pm
Updated within the last 2 months.

The program’s design incorporates science, math, language arts, geography, and other subject area disciplines into the "hands-on" gardening based activities. Service learning and community service is part of the program.

Updated within the last 3 months.

Time Dollar Community Food Pantry provides food to an under-served population with dignity and respect.

Time Dollar provides programs that will help us achieve our missions: “Build Community by Providing for Basic Needs in ways that will Lead to Life Changing Experiences.” Time Dollar offers programs that facilitate self-sufficiency and communal interdependence.  Time Dollar believes that in doing this we promote a healthy environment for all. Our programs also help us achieve our vision.

Requirements:

  • Serving all Bexar County Residents.
  • Application with household members and information.
  • Government Assistance, if any.
  • Daisy Cares Program, dog and cat food when available. Please ask for more information.

Food Pantry

•   Driver with truck to pick up food order from the San Antonio Food Bank 2 times

    per month

•   Food Pantry In-takes forms (930a-12p Mondays)

•   Food Pantry Data Entry

•   Volunteer to receive food order (unload truck, sort food and put away) 2 times

    per month

Free.

2nd & 4th Monday of the Month: 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Silbia Esparza
(210) 860-7293
Updated within the last 1 month.

Get Involved!

We have many volunteer positions available to help our community grow!

Food Pantry:

  • Driver with truck to pick up food order from the San Antonio Food Bank 2 times per month
  • Food Pantry In-takes forms (9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mondays)
  • Food Pantry Data Entry
  • Volunteer to receive food order (unload truck, sort food and put away) 2 times per month

Parent to Child Math:

  • GED teacher in Spanish
  • ESL (english as a second language) teacher
  • Math teacher
  • Summer Junior Master Gardener Classes - Summer
  • Teacher’s helper (ages 4-7 years)
  • Teacher’s helper (ages 8-11 years)

Two Gardens (Jardin de la Esperanza and Lupita's Garden)

  • Water garden 1-2 times per week
  • General garden maintenance and upkeep
  • Mow grass

Click here to donate to San Antonio Time Dollar Community Connections.

To get involved, call 210-433-9851 and ask how you can help!

Monday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Updated within the last 2 months.