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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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Pay it Forward: Turning One Family’s Luxuries into Others’ Necessities

Recently, we received a check in the mail from a Hays County woman. It wasn’t a huge donation, but she included a note explaining what had prompted her to send it in the first place. Her family had been going

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Steel Magnolias Concert a Success!

The Steel Magnolias concert on Sept. 18 was a success! The concert was beautiful and the Steel Magnolias donated over 2,000 lbs of food and more than $6,000 in donations. This was their tour “send-off” concert and we were so happy to

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H-E-B donates $6,000 to help combat hunger

The Hays County Food Bank graciously accepted a $6,000 donation from HEB for our Souper Bowl of Caring  campaign earlier this year. We greatly appreciate outside efforts to support our mission to fight hunger in the Hays County area.  We

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Upcoming Events

May
30
Mon
12:00 pm San Marcos Distribution
San Marcos Distribution
May 30 @ 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
May
31
Tue
12:00 pm Kyle Distribution
Kyle Distribution
May 31 @ 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
Jun
1
Wed
6:00 pm Kyle Distribution
Kyle Distribution
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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
6:00 pm San Marcos Distribution
San Marcos Distribution
Jun 1 @ 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:   **Distribution times remain the same.   Required documents: Photo ID-Must be at least 18 years old Proof
Jun
2
Thu
11:30 am San Marcos Distribution
San Marcos Distribution
Jun 2 @ 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
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 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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