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2015 Turkeys Tackling Hunger

Wishbone with HCFB LogoHelp 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!

What We Do

donate_box 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.

HCFB will be closed for Labor Day

Our office will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day. We will resume normal operation hours on Tuesday, September 8th.

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Comments/Concerns?

Give anonymous feedback at Suggestion Ox 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. 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!

September is Hunger Action Month!

Change your Facebook profile picture to this Hunger Action Ribbon. Left click on image, right click, and Save Image as. Then upload as your profile picture.Hunger Action Ribbon Check out this calendar for ideas during Hunger Action Month! Hunger Action Calendar

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.

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Eat More Ham

As I am sure everyone knows, 2015 has been a very bad year for the avian flu. Poultry and egg prices have gone up, and because of this, the traditional Thanksgiving turkey is in jeopardy.

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Turkey with “Eat More Ham” Sign; Image © 2007 Angela Mabray through Creative Commons

For the past eight years, through the generosity of our donors, the Hays County Food Bank has provided a frozen turkey and traditional nonperishable trimmings to food insecure families at no charge.  However, in order to do so this year would cost the food bank an extra $20,000 more than what it would cost to provide frozen hams.    Read more »

Senior Citizens Day!

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Today is a day when we recognize senior citizens for what they have accomplished in their communities around the nation. So many seniors have lived such exciting lives and are still going strong. Many use their retirement to give back and to help out their fellow man, rather than sit at home and watch the days go by. These are the seniors we wish to thank.
The baby boomers were born at a time when America was not so strong. They survived the stock market crash, two World Wars, Civil Rights riots, the space race, another two unpopular wars, hippie culture, the 80’s, terrorist attacks, and another two wars. They’ve truly lived, and we appreciate all they have done for society.    Read more »

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