The Open House Was A Success!!

The staff here at the Hays County Food Bank decided to host an open house event last Wednesday, June 26. The gathering proved to be successful. Donors and visitors were able to meet with the food bank staff and see the “nuts and bolts” of how the food bank operates.

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Donors learned how their donations have helped the food bank and the benefits that arise from both money and food donations. In addition to viewing photos and statistics, being able to see the food bank warehouse itself helped people understand how the food bank operates. The open house provided people with a full view of what the food bank offers and the ways it helps out the community.

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Visitors were also able to see exactly what the food bank needed from coming to the open house. One of the biggest eye openers was the lack of space and apparent need for a bigger building. Staff did not tidy up the canned food, fresh fruit/veggies, bread, and other food items overflowing from the shelves, specifically so the public could see the warehouse in its usual state.

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Most of all, visitors got to engage one-on-one with the food bank staff. Rather than reading an email or brochure, visitors were able to interact and learn the roles of staff members at the food bank. The staff was able to help answer and address any questions and comments that people may have had. Everyone had a great time – Maybe it was how I looked in the carrot costume or just the radiating appreciation everyone had for the food bank, but either way, the open house wound up being a largely successful event. Until next year!

 

-Colin Ashby, Intern

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