How to Get Help

Who is eligible to get food?

To qualify to receive food you must meet both criteria:

  1. Live in Hays County or within the boundaries of the San Marcos or Hays Consolidated Independent School Districts.
  2. Have a household income at or below the 185% of the Federal Poverty Level (Click for Chart)

OR

  • Participation in one of the following government assistance programs:
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP) (free or reduced-price meals)
  • Medicaid

OR

Have a temporary food emergency such as a natural disaster (eligible for up to 6 months)

Clients must provide name, address, number in household, and signature to be eligible.  Certification by meeting the guidelines will remain in effect for one year.

How many times can I come?
Each household can receive food a maximum of two times per week. Please see our distribution schedule to find out when and where you can receive food.

Required Documents

  • Each time you attend a Food Bank Distribution, you must show a Photo ID, Proof of Address (a currently dated utility bill or document with your name and street address-no P.O. Boxes) and your Food Bank issued Barcode card  (issued at first distribution you attend).
  • Be prepared to give the ages of each person in the household, monthly household income, and reason for visit.
  • All information on the Client Profile will be updated in our system every six months.

 

You will also want to bring a bag or a box to carry your food in. Please see our distribution schedule for all guidelines.

For more information, please call (512) 392-8300.

Upcoming Events

Feb
15
Mon
12:00 pm San Marcos Distribution
San Marcos Distribution
Feb 15 @ 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
Feb
16
Tue
12:00 pm Kyle Distribution
Kyle Distribution
Feb 16 @ 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
Feb
17
Wed
6:00 pm Kyle Distribution
Kyle Distribution
Feb 17 @ 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
Feb 17 @ 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, October 7th **Distribution times remain the same.   Required documents: Photo ID-Must be at least 18 years
Feb
18
Thu
11:30 am San Marcos Distribution
San Marcos Distribution
Feb 18 @ 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
Feb 18 @ 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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