Getting Started

Check out a day in the life of a volunteer at the Food Bank!

Two Texas State University students made this great video about volunteering opportunities at the Food Bank. Thank you so much Ross and Aaron for the great work!

Volunteers are an integral part of our operation. In 2013, volunteers donated more than 18,000 hours of time to us.

A one-hour orientation session must be completed before working at the food bank. You do not need to RSVP or reserve a seat for orientation, but you must bring a photo ID with you. Sessions are held at the following times:

Wednesdays at 9:00 am
Fridays at 11:00 am

Volunteers will be able to schedule their own shifts after orientation has been completed. Depending on your interests and skills, you may want to volunteer in the front office, in the warehouse, at a public food distribution, or for a special project/event. You can read more about the different volunteer positions here.

After orientation, you may want to stay and volunteer that day. If that’s the case, please wear closed-toe shoes to orientation.
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  • Both “regular” and Community Service Restitution (CSR) volunteers are welcome to join us.CSR volunteers should bring their court paperwork with them to orientation, if available.Individuals under 18 must have written permission from parents to volunteer. Due to safety concerns, individuals under 13 are only allowed on a case-by-case basis. Please call to confirm that your child is old enough to volunteer.
  • Businesses may want to volunteer through the HOPE Program.
  • Groups of students or adolescents may want to volunteer through the YEAH Program.

For more information about volunteering, please contact Jim Wagner, Volunteer Coordinator, at 512-392-8300 Ext. 222.

Upcoming Events

May
26
Tue
12:00 pm Kyle Distribution
Kyle Distribution
May 26 @ 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
May
27
Wed
6:00 pm Kyle Distribution
Kyle Distribution
May 27 @ 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
May 27 @ 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
May
28
Thu
11:30 am San Marcos Distribution
San Marcos Distribution
May 28 @ 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
May 28 @ 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
Jun
1
Mon
12:00 pm San Marcos Distribution
San Marcos Distribution
Jun 1 @ 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

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