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Help us raise funds so that we may provide a traditional holiday meal to the food insecure in Hays County. In 2014, nearly 3,400 families signed up for turkey boxes. We expect that number to be higher this year due to the recent flooding in the Hill Country. Donations will be used to purchase food and support the ongoing operating expenses of the food bank. Thank you for your support!
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 in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th. There will be no distributions. Normal hours will resume on Monday, November 30th.
Everyone have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
When you shop at Amazon Smile, Amazon will make a donation to Hays County Food Bank. smile.amazon.com/ch/74-2331781 You can also purchase items for the food bank and have them delivered to our warehouse. See our wish list here!
Hays County Food Bank needs responsible volunteers to drive our vans on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Drivers must:
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.
For the second time this year, the Hays County area has seen devastating flooding. First with the Memorial Weekend flooding, and now with the Halloween Eve flooding. While the rivers did not rise as high during the second disaster, much of Hays County was hit by the flash flooding. Homes that were being rebuilt from the first flood, were hit again. Residents that were displaced had to move out again. Cars were lost, belongings swept away, roads destroyed, and friends, family, and neighbors had to pick up the pieces.
The great thing about our community; however, is that nobody has to do this alone. Again, our community came together to help those who need it. Many of those who want to help are wondering just how to help, and there are many ways. If you would like to help out those who will need the food bank’s services, here are some ways you can do that. Read more »
October is one of the greatest months of the year. The weather starts to turn more mild (hopefully), fall and Halloween decorations appear in yards and on porches, pumpkins and other winter squashes are ready to be harvested, and kids look forward to a wonderful evening of tricks and treats. Some also start thinking of the holiday season and what they can to do to help. Well, we have some ideas!
Some groups are planning a Canned Food Trick or Treat Drive around Halloween. They load up the kids and go door to door asking for donated nonperishable food items instead of for candy. This gives the kids a way to give back to their community in a safe way. Just be sure to have plenty of adult supervision, don’t stay out too late or go to unknown neighborhoods, and use the buddy system. After the collecting is all done, plan on bringing the kids by the food bank to drop off and help sort and stock our shelves. They will love getting to be more involved in the process. Just let our Volunteer Services Coordinator, Jim Wagner, know so he can plan ahead. Fill out the Online Food Drive & Fundraiser Registration Form so we know when to expect you, and let us know about how many kids may be stopping by. Read more »