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The Hays County Food Bank, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides food and grocery items to individuals, families, and more than 40 partner agencies throughout the county at no cost. In order to successfully fulfill our mission to feed hungry people in Hays County, we rely on support from local businesses, organizations, churches, foundations, governments, and individuals. Check out our blog, calendar, and photo gallery for all the latest news and events. If you would like to coordinate your own food or fund drive please visit the event page here.
Our office will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no food distribution that day.
Help us educate our community about local hunger issues. Do you belong to a church, business, or club that is interested in hearing about our food bank and our work? Let us know! If you have a group that you would like us to speak at, or if you would like presentation materials, please contact us today and we will make it happen.
When you shop at Amazon Smile, Amazon will make a donation to Hays County Food Bank. Click on the image to get started. You can also purchase items for the food bank and have them delivered to our warehouse. See our wish list here!
When you shop through the online retailers through GiveBuy, each retailer will donate a portion to the Hays County Food Bank. There are two options to shopping while you donate. Click on the image to get started.
Tragedies occur every day. Whether they be man-made tragedies like what happened September 11, 2001 or whether they be nature-made tragedies like what happened in the summer of 2005 with Hurricane Katrina, there is one unifying element: a great sadness at what has happened.
Many lives were lost in both of these events, but through sadness came a positive response. People rose above and reached out to help. There was a unity this nation doesn’t see unless great tragedy strikes. Race, religion, politics, economic situations, sexual orientation, etc. doesn’t matter in the face of such tragedies.
Last year’s Memorial Weekend Flood may not have been such a large-scale tragedy as Katrina or 9/11, but it still brought a great sadness to Hays County. 11 people lost their lives, including children, when the water rose swiftly. Over 300 homes were destroyed and people either had to rebuild or leave the area they had called home for years. Hays County was hit with grief.
Spring is upon us, and with its beautiful warm weather comes all kinds of seasonal treats. The new leaves arrive on the trees, the grass is greener than ever, and the budding wildflowers are starting to bloom with radiant colors of red, purple, pink, and yellow. There’s even fruits and vegetables that taste their freshest during the spring season, such as strawberries, carrots,and tomatoes. Though the season may have changed, the hunger in Hays County is still great.The Food Bank is excited for our newest campaign, the Spring Harvest Healthy Food Drive Challenge, which challenges you to collect the most pounds of healthy foods from now until May 15th.
The Food Bank has 6 weekly food distributions and also supplies food to numerous agencies throughout the year. However, during the spring our food supply dwindles. We need the community to participate in feeding the hungry in Hays County, not just during the holiday season, but during the rest of the year as well. That is why we need our community’s participation in this inaugural food drive challenge. Read more »