Cookbook now available for purchase!

We are pCookbook sliderleased to announce that our very own hand-crafted cook book is complete and ready to stuff stockings!    Read more »

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Help Us Tackle Hunger

As you may know, Turkeys Tackling Hunger is our largest fundraising campaign of the year, and consequently, it makes this time of year the busiest as well!  3,063 total families, including individuals, partner agency referrals, and home-bound clients signed up to receive a “turkey box” this year, a trending increase from years before. Though we have already purchased, assembled and are currently distributing the turkey boxes to our clients this week, we need help covering our expense. 

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Philanthropy Day-A Time to Give Thanks to Those Who Support Us

Webster’s Dictionary defines philanthropy as the practice of giving money and time to help make life better for other people.  The Hays County Food Bank (HCFB) depends on this act of goodwill in order to feed the food insecure in this area. This Friday, November 15, is National Philanthropy Day, so we would like to recognize those special people who are making a difference.  Many thanks and blessings to those who have supported and continue to support us throughout the holiday season as well as the rest of the year.  You guys rock!!

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Need a little crunch? Try kale or zucchini chips!

At last night’s client cooking class, Assistant Operations Manager Kirby Rowton and five members of Texas State University’s Student Nutrition Organization (SNO) taught eight of our clients how to make kale and zucchini chips.

Kale and zucchini chips are healthy snacks. Zucchinis are 95% water, low in sodium, and rich in vitamin C. One zucchini has just 25 calories – and more potassium than a banana! Meanwhile, one cup of chopped kale provides more than 100% of the daily recommended value of vitamins A, C, and K. Check out the recipes below!

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OCTOBER 19 FOODSTOCK

FOODSTOCK is Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 1-6 p.m. on the San Marcos Courthouse lawn.  This is a fun, FREE event  with music, food, art and activities for everyone in the community.

Tentative Event Schedule:

Opening Band 1:00 p.m.  Chief and the Doomsday Device

1:30 p.m. Grant Ewing Band

2:30 p.m. Turkeys Tackling Hunger Pep Rally

3:30 p.m. Derailers

5:00 p.m. The Announcing of the PumpkinPalooza and Can-Do Winners

5:15 p.m. Those Nights
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Hunger Action Month: 6 Ways to Get Involved

September is Hunger Action Month, so we put this list together to help you decide how to get involved. It’s never too late to start making a difference!

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Health Matters! Read about our new cooking classes!

Our assistant operations manager, Kirby Rowton, has recently taken the initiative to increase nutrition awareness amongst our clients. Kirby, with the help of her nutrition interns, has started hosting a monthly cooking class teaching clients how to cook the food they receive from us with fun and healthy recipes. We are so excited that Kirby has enhanced our mission (to provide food to underprivileged families and individuals in the greater Hays County area) and is increasing the ways we can better the lives of community members in need.    Read more »

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Foodstock – from the eyes of an intern

The sight of dark clouds by the San Marcos Courthouse couldn’t stop us while we set up for last month’s Foodstock event.

Around 9 a.m. on July 27, volunteers and staff had a tent at the farmers market on the Square to collect fresh produce and canned goods.

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6 Fun Ways to Organize a Food Drive

You may have thought about hosting a food drive, but just aren’t sure how to get started. Maybe you’ve never organized a food drive before. Maybe you want to put a different or creative spin on it. With that in mind, we put together these tips for organizing a fun food drive. 

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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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Upcoming Events

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12:00 pm Kyle Distribution
Kyle Distribution
Jul 7 @ 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
Jul
8
Wed
6:00 pm Kyle Distribution
Kyle Distribution
Jul 8 @ 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
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
**Distribution will be held at the San Marcos Recreation Hall in the City Park (170 Charles Austin Dr.) on the following dates: Wednesday, July 29th Wednesday, August 5th Wednesday, August 19th Wednesday, September 2nd Wednesday, September 16th Wednesday, October 7th
Jul
9
Thu
11:30 am San Marcos Distribution
San Marcos Distribution
Jul 9 @ 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
Jul 9 @ 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
Jul
13
Mon
12:00 pm San Marcos Distribution
San Marcos Distribution
Jul 13 @ 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
Jul
14
Tue
12:00 pm Kyle Distribution
Kyle Distribution
Jul 14 @ 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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