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There's No Time To Spare!

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Hunger STRIKE is in trouble. If we don't get teams to sign up by this Monday, May 7th, we will be forced to cancel. This fundraiser raised $12,000 last year and helped to fight hunger through our backpack program, food rescue, nutrition programs, and more. Please be a hero, and help us continue to fight hunger in our community.


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2 Weeks To Harvest

You still have time to host a food drive.


Spring Harvest LogoFood is always a necessity at the food bank, and now is the perfect time to help! We always need fresh produce, but shelf-stable items are distributed regularly as well.



Items we need right now:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Soup
  • Canned tomato products (diced tomatoes, pasta sauce, etc.)

Click below for a full list of our regularly needed foods. We also ask that you please register your food drive so that we know when to expect you. Don't hesitate to contact us at (512) 392-8300 x230 if you have any questions.


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Volunteers Needed

You may get to take a vacation, but hunger doesn't.


Volunteers help power the food bank. They drive our vans on food rescue runs; sort, pack, and distribute food; take care of our warehouse, and participate in fundraising and special events. During the summer, many of our wonderful volunteers leave for vacation or graduate and move on to the next stage of their life. That leaves us with many holes to fill.

  • Forward this email to people you think are willing to help us out. 
  • Not a volunteer yet? Click the button below to register.
  • Sign up for shifts.

Drivers are still a number one need! Let our Volunteer Services Coordinator know that you are interested after you submit your application or sign up for shifts. We'd love to have you join our drive team!


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The Farm Bill

What does it mean to us?

The U.S. House Committee on Agriculture has put foward a new Farm Bill, that if passed stands to hurt Americans who depend on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Many people believe that most of SNAP recipients misuse the system and don't have a job, but a lot of them do! If SNAP is cut more, food banks and pantries like ours could see a significant increase in need.


How can you help?

Call or email your state representative and tell them that

  • I am a constituent, and I support food assistance agencies like Hays County Food Bank.
  • I oppose a Farm Bill that makes it more difficult for low-wage earning households to receive food assistance.

Click the button below to find your member of Congress.


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Thank You From Our Clients

Client ImageTommy moved from Houston about three months ago. He didn't have a place to stay or have any food to eat. He discovered the food bank's distributions and he says, "Whenever you're worried about where your next meal will come from, your life loses a lot of that joy. You aren't able to spread that positivity that San Marcos is really all about." Tommy and his friends are cooks and they hope to open up a barbecue food truck near the river one day. 


We wish Tommy good luck and hope we all can dine from his food truck one day!


May, 2018

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Sara Landreneau

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February 2018

Lifetime: 300 Hours


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