220 Herndon Street,
San Marcos, Texas 78666



(512) 392-8300






January 14 - February 03

Souper Bowl of Caring
Visit your local H-E-B store for an easy way to give.


Souper Bowl of Caring is a national movement of individuals working to fight hunger and poverty in their own communities around the time of the Super Bowl. In the weeks leading up to the big game, individuals and groups take up collections, asking for one dollar or one item of food for people in need. They give 100% of their donation directly to the local hunger-relief charity of their choice.

#TackleHunger at your local H-E-B

H-E-B is a big supporter of tackling hunger locally. Shoppers can purchase a bag of food (tuna, green beans, corn, peanut butter, and spaghetti) or add a donation amount through tear-out tabs at the counter to participate in this campaign. Donations made at H-E-B stores in San Marcos will be given to Hays County Food Bank.


March 5 - 6

Amplify Austin
Celebrating Central Texas Nonprofits


Amplify Austin Day is the Austin and surrounding areas annual community-wide day of online giving. This 24-hour period provides an easy and fun way for the entire community to give together while helping local nonprofits. Last year, over 11M was raised for 700 Central Texas nonprofits on Amplify Austin Day. Over the past seven years, Amplify Austin has raised $56M for hundreds of local organizations.

Donate between 6:00 PM on March 5th and 6:00 PM on March 6th and the food bank will have a chance at special prizes throughout the event.


April 01 - May 15

Spring Harvest Healthy Food Drive Challenge
There's a trophy!


Our clients are in need of food throughout the year. However, the majority of community food drives occur during the holiday season and most of the food that comes in through these drives is canned. We believe that a little healthy competition is a good way to inspire schools, churches, civic clubs/organizations, and businesses to change lives by getting into the spirit of giving! This is what drives our annual food drive challenge.

We hope to

  • Encourage the donation of fresh foods, thus increasing our clients' access to nutritious options,
  • Raise awareness about hunger by reminding Hays County residents that their neighbors benefit from food assistance year-round, and
  • Recognize the hard work that competing teams are doing by giving them the chance to house our traveling trophy for one year.

Will you get involved today?

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June 01 - July 31

Lend A Hand
Help end summer hunger.


Summers are meant to be fun, but not everybody has the resources to enjoy them. Did you know cuts to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps) are affecting many who rely on food assistance?

  • The elderly on fixed incomes
  • Those with a disability
  • Children who rely on free school meals

Will you lend a hand and help us keep Hays County families fed; families?


September 01 - December 03

Turkeys Tackling Hunger
Provide Thanksgiving meals to those in need.


Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude; a time to share a special meal with friends and family. But what does Thanksgiving mean to the estimated 25,000 food insecure residents of Hays County? When you're worried about putting a routine dinner on the table, a full Thanksgiving meal can be a source of great stress. Some of these families choose between doctor's bills, electricity, rent, and groceries on a regular basis. That's where Hays County Food Bank, along with your help, can offer a helping hand.

For just $30, you can help fill one family's dinner table.


December 03

Empty Bowl - Giving Tuesday
Buy a bowl; Fill a bowl.


Join us on Giving Tuesday, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, at Aquabrew in San Marcos. Handmade bowls and food will be available for a small donation to the food bank.

  • Venue and food donated by Aquabrew.
  • Handmade bowls created by San Marcos CISD art students and teacher.
  • Live entertainment provided by San Marcos CISD music department.

Hays County Food Bank does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.


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