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    Present Hays County Food Bank barcode (issued on the first visit) to receive services. If barcode does not belong to the client, the person presenting the barcode must be listed as a secondary pick-up person.
    Arrive before posted distribution time, but no more than 45 minutes early. At choice distributions with multiple rounds, anyone who arrives late (after the posted distribution time) will receive a yellow card and will receive food last. No one will be admitted 10 minutes after the posted distribution time. At choice distributions with one round and bagged distributions, clients may arrive at any time during the posted time range.
    Follow directions of Staff Member or Distribution Leader.
    Only send one person per household through the food line.
    Supervise children at all times. Parents of unsupervised children may be asked to leave.
    Not eat, drink, or smoke at any distribution location.
    Treat all persons with respect. If there is an issue, please report to a HCFB Staff Member. Staff reserves the right to refuse service to any uncooperative person.
Public Distribution Types
  1. Choice distribution - As available, clients will be given a choice between food items from the following categories - frozen meat, loose fruits, loose vegetables, packaged fruits, packaged vegetables, salads, baked goods, and breads. Clients should bring their own bags or boxes.
    • Single round: Clients will only be able to go through the choice line one time at this type of distribution due to limitations in space and seating.
    • Multiple rounds: Clients will be able to go through the choice line multiple times, until all food has been distributed.
  2. Bagged distribution: As available, clients will be provided with a pre-bagged variety of food from the following categories - frozen meat or canned meat, canned non-perishable items, loose fruits, loose vegetables, packaged fruits, packaged vegetables, salads, baked goods, and breads. Clients do not need to bring their own bags or boxes.

Public Distribution Schedule

Day Location Address City Time
Monday Southside Community Center 518 S. Guadalupe San Marcos 12:00 p.m.
*Closed for Summer. Will resume when TXST starts Fall 2019.
510 N. Guadalupe St. San Marcos 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday St. Anthony's Catholic Church 801 Burleson St. Kyle 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday Immanuel Baptist Church 4000 E. FM 150 Kyle 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
*See below for changes in regular schedule San Marcos Recreation Hall 170 Charles Austin Dr. San Marcos 6:00 p.m.
The Connection Church 1235 South Loop 4 Buda 12:00 p.m.
  Hill Country Christian Church
1401 Davis Lane San Marcos 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
* Distribution will be moved to Hays County Food Bank on Wednesday, July 03, and July 10. Distribution will still begin at 6:00 PM.
Mobile Food Pantry
Every first Tuesday of the month (unless otherwise noted) at Rattler Stadium (4660 TX-123) in San Marcos at 8:30 a.m.
July 2,
August 6,
September 3, 2019
October 1,
November 5,
December 3,
January 7,
February 4,
Fresh Foods for Families
(Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Given Out at a
Mobile Food Pantry) 
Third Thursday of the month (unless otherwise noted) at Rattler Stadium (4660 TX-123) in San Marcos at 8:30 a.m.
June 20,
July 18,
August 15,
September 19,
October 17,
November 21,
December 19,
January 16,

*A hot meal is served daily at 5:00 pm at Southside Community Center at 518 S. Guadalupe, next to the Valero.

The food bank does NOT distribute food from our warehouse or office. Our seven public food distributions are located offsite in areas that can better accommodate the number of clients we serve. Please see our distribution schedule to find out when and where you can receive food. Each household can receive food a maximum of two times per week.

We are closed and do not hold distribution on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving, and the week of Christmas. 

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