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Ending Hunger One Step at a Time

For many Americans, when the topic of hunger arises, one usually thinks “What do I want to eat?” or “Where should I get food from?”, but for 800 million people in the world the thought they have each and every

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What is Hunger?

Are you hungry right now? Have you ever been hungry? Do you even know what it feels like to be hungry? We should all be answering yes to at least the last two questions, since we most certainly have all

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An Intern’s Day at Foodstock

Dunking booths, watermelon eating contests, local food vendors, face painting, unicycle football, live music. It sounds like a county fair right? Actually that’s what happens every time Foodstock rolls around.

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Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month

June not only marks the start of summer; it’s also National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month. This is a time to focus on nutrition and eating right, so of course we had to bring out the Hays County Food Bank

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Liv’n & Giv’n Local & Going Green

Kermit the Frog sang it best, so let’s start there:  Lyrics from “It’s Not Easy Being Green” It’s not easy being green It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things And people tend to pass you over

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Help Us Tackle Hunger

As you may know, Turkeys Tackling Hunger is our largest fundraising campaign of the year, and consequently, it makes this time of year the busiest as well!  3,063 total families, including individuals, partner agency referrals, and home-bound clients signed up

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6 Fun Ways to Organize a Food Drive

You may have thought about hosting a food drive, but just aren’t sure how to get started. Maybe you’ve never organized a food drive before. Maybe you want to put a different or creative spin on it. With that in

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Spotlight on Dixie Cream for National Donut Day!

Whether you spell it doughnut or donuts, it doesn’t matter – it’s National Donut Day! The Salvation Army created “Doughnut Day” in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. National Donut Day is the

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National Garden Month has everything to do with the Food Bank…Here’s how

I love trivia and filling my brain with bits of awesome knowledge, don’t you? Well, I have some super cool trivia bits for you today folks, so get ready! Did you know that April is National Gardening Month? I just

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5 Reasons Why Cash Helps More than Cans

After noticing a flurry of articles on this subject, we thought it was time to offer some insight on how the “cash vs. cans” issue relates specifically to us. 1. We’re short on space. If you’ve never visited our facility,

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