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Wallace Middle School Working Hard for the Win


15 teams have registered for our 2nd annual Spring Harvest Healthy Food Drive Challenge, and Wallace Middle School is in it to win! Last year, they missed out on the grand prize by just 207 pounds of food. Their tactic this year is to ask for a specific type of food each week, thereby ensuring donations are items that food bank clients can benefit from.


Want to get a team of your own involved? Register here and find more information here.




Volunteer Luncheon


If you volunteered with us any time between April 2016 and April 2017, please join us for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon! Enjoy food, door prizes, and a chance to meet some of our other incredible volunteers.


Please RSVP to Jason Kamimoto by Friday, April 21st at 512-392-8300 x222 or at


Where: Dunbar Recreation Center

When: Friday, April 28th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Theme: Luau (ex: Hawaiian shirts, leis, grass skirts, sarongs)



Vote for Volunteer of the Year

Place your vote for volunteer of the year. Click here to see who made the ballot. Stop by our office or e-mail your vote by April 21st. The winner will be announced at our Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.


Hays County Food Bank's Backpack Program Continues to Grow


We began our Backpack Program for low income students in Hays CISD and and Wimberley ISD in 2016. Students who participate receive food items that they can easily prepare without the help of a parent. Our goal is to reach 500 households with this program by the end of 2017! With the help of donors like the Mary Bonner Community Needs Foundation, Kyle United Methodist Church, and participants in Kyle Field Day, we are on track to do so. Check out participating schools and what they receive below. You can donate specifically to our Backpack Program by contacting Ashley Hurst
2017 Participants
Camino Real Elementary

McCormick Middle School

Chapa Middle School

Wallace Middle School
Hemphill Elementary School Wimberley Fig Tree Outreach


Backpack Items
Pop-Top Ravioli Refried Beans
Pop-Top or Pouch Tuna Granola Bars
Peanut Butter Crackers Apples
*Peanut Butter *Jelly
*When peanut butter crackers are unavilable

Thanks From Our Clients!


Ty recently lost his house and has been living out of his car. He is thankful for the food bank - especially the healthy alternatives to canned food that he can access. "Without it I wouldn't eat," he says.


April, 2017

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Volunteer of the Month



 Paul Koonz


Crossroads 18-21 Program

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"I love the dynamic work environment. It is a fantastic place to train students to work hard, get their hands dirty, follow directions from so many people, and do something that is valuable to their community."



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