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Trinity Oaks Strengthens Partnership with San Antonio’s Food Bank

SAN ANTONIO – Trinity Oak’s Thumbtack Ranch, the first Purple Heart ranch in the country, located in Batesville, Texas, a partner with San Antonio Food Bank for the past four years, will be taking the partnership to a new phase. Trinity Oaks announced that it will be transitioning its venison processing component of its outreach program to San Antonio Food Bank’s venison processing facility – Casa Venado. In preparation for the opening of Casa Venado, the Food Bank has been operating the Trinity Oaks processing facility for the past two years. In the past four years Trinity Oaks has processed over 1 million pounds of meat and has provided over 5 million meals to those in need.

“We are very proud of our successful partnership with San Antonio Food Bank,” said Tom Snyder, Founder and Chairman of Trinity Oaks. “With Casa Venado fully operational in San Antonio it only makes sense for us to shut down our processing efforts and send our ranch and hunting partners to Casa Venado with their venison.

“This allows both our charities to better focus on our strengths and doing what we do best. It is a win-win and great demonstration of how two great charities can work together for the better good of the community.”

Eric Cooper, President & CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank added, “Tom and the Trinity Oaks team did an incredible job teaching us everything we could learn about processing venison. We are very excited to help steward their donors and continue the legacy they began many years ago with their tremendous venison program.”

Casa Venado, San Antonio Food Bank’s venison processing facility, is located on the Food Bank’s main campus, housed in the Mays Family Culinary Center. The processing facility is state-of-the-art and will offer a full array of services to ranchers and hunters this season. With seed funding from the Dobson family and others, Casa Venado is entering its 2nd full year of operation in serving south Texas ranches and hunters.

The Hunters for the Hungry program has been part of the San Antonio Food Bank for nearly a decade and is the lifeline to Casa Venado. For information about Hunter’s for the Hungry and Casa Venado visit or Click Here.

About the San Antonio Food Bank

The San Antonio Food Bank is a 501c3 non‐profit organization providing millions of pounds of food to over 530 charitable organizations in Southwest Texas serving those in need. In addition to food distribution, the San Antonio Food Bank provides numerous programs that not only solve the immediate problems of hunger, but help individuals and families gain long‐term food security. For more information about the San Antonio Food Bank, visit our website at Find us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter at

About Trinity Oaks

In 2007, San Antonio native Tom Snyder founded Trinity Oaks, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded on the premise that active participation in the outdoors is a powerful, healing, and fundamentally life-changing experience. The organization’s mission is to use hunting, fishing and outdoor activities to make a meaningful difference in the lives of underprivileged kids, terminally ill children and combat veterans. Each year, Trinity Oaks offers at least 50 events at no expense to those who can benefit from once-in-a-lifetime hunting or fishing experiences. For more information on Trinity Oaks, visit, or call 210-447-0351. For more information on Thumbtack Ranch, visit

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