Hands-On Partner Employers, or the HOPE Program, is the food bank’s initiative to create working volunteer relationships with area businesses.
For businesses that want to be more involved with the community or tap into their corporate social responsibility, the HOPE Program is a great way to get started. We will work together with participating companies to create employee volunteer programs that fit their needs. Businesses may volunteer bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, or annually. Once a business becomes a member of the HOPE Program, it will be recognized for the contributions made to the food bank and the community.
For more information about the HOPE Program, please contact Jim Wagner, Volunteer Coordinator, at 512-392-8300 Ext. 222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Best Buy Mobile - Dedicated shop focused on mobile phones, tablets and services.
Around 6-8 Best Buy employees volunteer once a month in the food bank warehouse. They volunteer on Sundays, helping us prepare and organize for the upcoming week.
- Central Texas Medical Center - Central Texas Medical Center is a 178-bed hospital providing a wide range of complex healthcare services in San Marcos, Texas and neighboring communities. The CTMC staff of over 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians.
CTMC employees volunteer monthly by helping in our warehouse and at the weekly distributions.
- Dean’s Shop – Serving central Texas for over 60 years, Dean’s Shop offers the best customer service for your electrical, air conditioning and heating needs.
Dean’s Shop promotes the food bank to its customers and raises funds by offering a dollar off per can on service calls.
- Disney Store – Disney Store is your destination for quality Disney merchandise and exceptional Guest service. Disney Store delights kids of all ages through interactive presentation and unique experiences, bringing Disney’s most important characters and stories to life.
3-4 voluntEARS donate their time twice a month for several hours a day. The Disney crew is fast paced and very motivated to help get the job done. They are interested in volunteering at events as well.
- H-E-B Buda – H-E-B began in a small, family-owned store in the Texas Hill Country. Today H-E-B serves families all over Texas and Mexico in 155 communities, with more than 340 stores and 76,000 employees. Their commitment to excellence has made them one of the nation’s largest independently owned food retailers.
HEB Buda has a store-wide sign-up sheet inviting employees to volunteer in the warehouse bi-weekly.
- Little Guys Movers – Little Guys Movers is a privately owned moving business founded in 1992. They provide moving and packing services for local, long distance, corporate, and residential moves.
These movers help the food bank transport and store large amounts of food as needed. LGM employees also use their expertise to develop their own campaigns to raise funds and awareness.
- New Balance Factory Store – New Balance began as a Boston-based company in the early 1900′s and has grown to become a leading global athletic products company.
- Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union – Ranked among the top 25 of nearly 7,700 financial cooperatives, Randolph-Brooks is one of the strongest credit unions in the country with more than 400,000 members and total assets exceeding $5 billion.
RBFCU employees donate their time monthly by volunteering in both our warehouse and at weekly distributions.
- Target – Target first opened its doors in 1962. They deliver outstanding value, continuous innovation and exceptional guest experiences by consistently fulfilling their Expect More. Pay Less.® brand promise.
Target San Marcos employees participate in the HOPE program once a month by inspecting, sorting, and shelving donations in the warehouse.