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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.
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.
Hays County Food Bank will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. Operations will resume on a normal schedule on Monday, July 8th. We wish you a fun and safe holiday weekend!
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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!
Hays County Food Bank needs responsible volunteers to drive our vans on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
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.
Historically at this time of year, shelves in food pantries and food banks all across the nation are at their lowest. There are fewer food and fund drives since school is out and families and individuals go on vacation. People also tend to think more about donations during Thanksgiving and Christmas and less about it during the rest of the year, unless there is a disaster such as the recent flooding.
Many donations have come in since Memorial Day Weekend, and your donation will keep the momentum going. We will continue to need our community’s support, because hunger knows no season. Now, more than ever, we need your help. Thousands of individuals and families were affected by the recent flooding, school children who qualify for free or reduced lunches (72% in SMCISD and 50% in Hays CISD) are out for the summer, and over 25,000 individuals are food insecure in our county. Please help us provide those in need with sufficient, nutritious food. Read more »
During the relief and recovery from a natural disaster, the need for emergency food increases as displaced families seek precious resources. Food & fund donations help the Food Bank provide emergency and increased assistance to Food Bank partner agencies.
The most needed items for disaster relief are:
· High-protein canned meals with pop-top cans (soups, spaghetti, tuna, salmon, chicken, beans, chili)
· Single serving meals that do not require refrigeration or cooked/meals ready to eat
· Single serving snacks such as raisins, granola bars, and nuts
· Peanut Butter
· Canned Fruits/Veggies
***If you have been affected by flooding, here is some information on food and water safety after flooding.