Lend A Hand to Your Neighbors in Need

Historically, food banks across the nation see a decrease in donations during the summer. However, the food insecure individuals we serve still need our help. Financial contributions help us with increased operational costs and allow us to buy additional food as needed.

We envision a Hays County in which everyone has easy access to sufficient, nutritious food all year long. Click on the Donate Now Button to visit our campaigns portal, and designate your online donation for Lend A Hand. Thank you for your support!

Make a difference.


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.


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If you have specific questions that require a response please email info@haysfoodbank.org.

Donate while Shopping!

When you shop at Amazon Smile, Amazon will make a donation to Hays County Food Bank.


You can also purchase items for the food bank and have them delivered to our warehouse. See our wish list here!

Weekend Drivers Needed

Hays County Food Bank needs responsible volunteers to drive our vans on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Drivers must:

  • be at least 25 years or older
  • have no driving citations for at least 3 years
  • be able to bend and lift 30 pounds

Shifts start at 7:45 am and end no later than 11 am. Training with seasoned drivers will be provided before the volunteers are approved to take the lead on driving the van to the HEB grocery stores in San Marcos, Kyle, and Buda.

Please contact Jim Wagner by email or at (512) 392-8300 ext.222.


Great Time to Volunteer

How do you want to be remembered? Do you want people to think of you as a jock, boss, overachiever, loner, cheerleader, partyer, wallflower; or do you want to be remembered as someone who served their fellow man in need? Anyone can help out another person, no matter what your job, gender, or busyness of life may be. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said it best, “Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”

Chili's Employees

Chili’s Employees helping out our landscape.

Hays County Food Bank would love to have you volunteer and help out your neighbors in need. There are many ways we need help in order to fulfill our mission of feeding hungry people in Hays County. Check out this video of a day in the life of Hays County Food Bank. Then you can browse through the different jobs and find out which ones appeal to you most. You can even fill out and submit your online application here. Then, come to volunteer orientation Wednesday at 9:00 am or on Friday at 11:00 am.    Read more »

As the River Recedes

Memorial Day Weekend was supposed to be a time of honoring those who had fallen in order to protect our freedoms in America. There were supposed to be picnics, BBQs, and other types of family and friend gatherings. Instead, the weekend turned into one of the wettest in Hill Country recorded history.


Aerial View of San Marcos-Courtesy of SM Corridor News

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