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‘Lend A Hand’ to Your Neighbors in Need

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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

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Flood Relief - Food Donations

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. Donate

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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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San Marcos Distribution
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Required documents: Photo ID-Must be at least 18 years old Proof of Address-Currently dated utility bill or document with name and street address-No P.O. Boxes Barcode Card-Once issued by Food Bank Distribution Guidelines: Mandatory check-in begins 45 minutes prior to
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12:00 pm Kyle Distribution
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Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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6:00 pm Kyle Distribution
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Required documents: Photo ID-Must be at least 18 years old Proof of Address-Currently dated utility bill or document with name and street address-No P.O. Boxes Barcode Card-Once issued by Food Bank Distribution Guidelines: Mandatory check-in begins 45 minutes prior to
6:00 pm San Marcos Distribution
San Marcos Distribution
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
**Distribution will be held at the San Marcos Recreation Hall in the City Park (170 Charles Austin Dr.) on the following dates: Wednesday, July 29th Wednesday, August 5th Wednesday, August 19th Wednesday, September 2nd Wednesday, September 16th Wednesday, October 7th
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11:30 am San Marcos Distribution
San Marcos Distribution
Jul 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Required documents: Photo ID-Must be at least 18 years old Proof of Address-Currently dated utility bill or document with name and street address-No P.O. Boxes Barcode Card-Once issued by Food Bank Distribution Guidelines: Mandatory check-in begins 45 minutes prior to
4:00 pm Martindale Distribution
Martindale Distribution
Jul 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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12:00 pm San Marcos Distribution
San Marcos Distribution
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Required documents: Photo ID-Must be at least 18 years old Proof of Address-Currently dated utility bill or document with name and street address-No P.O. Boxes Barcode Card-Once issued by Food Bank Distribution Guidelines: Mandatory check-in begins 45 minutes prior to

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