220 Herndon Street,
San Marcos, Texas 78666



(512) 392-8300





Reminder - We are an essential business.

If you qualify for services, you are allowed to visit a distribution. We provide groceries to low-income households and those suffering from a food emergency. You are allowed to visit our distributions if you need to, even under a Shelter-In-Place order.


  • Households may ONLY visit ONE distribution each week.
  • Distributions are pre-bagged and drive-thru.
  • Limit the amount of people in your car.
  • Have a space already cleared for your food before you arrive at distribution.



  • Determine eligibility.

      • You must meet one of the following to be eligible to receive food assistance:
        • Have a household income at or below the 185% of the Federal Poverty Level. (Click for chart.)
        • Participate in one of the following government assistance programs:
          • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
          • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
          • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
          • National School Lunch Program (free or reduced school meals)
          • Medicaid
        • Have a temporary food emergency such as a loss of job, loss of sole provider, disaster, etc.

  • Get registered as a new client.

      • Visit any of our regularly scheduled distributions.
      • Our Client Intake Team will ask a few self-reporting questions to ensure you and your household are eligible to receive food assistance. 
      • You will not need to show proof of residence or proof of income.

  • Receiving ongoing food assistance.

    • Qualifying households may receive food assistance from one distribution each week. 
    • Central Texas Food Bank mobile pantry distributions do not count as a Hays County Food Bank distribution, and any qualifying households are welcome to attend this distribution. 
      • CTFB Mobile Pantry visits 2 locations in Hays County
        • *First Tuesday   |   San Marcos Rattler Stadium   |   8:30AM-9:30AM
        • *Third Saturday   |   Science Hall Elementary   |   9:00AM-10:00AM

*Please check the Mobile Pantry Calendar to confirm location hours and ensure service.

Distribution Type

Drive-Thru and bagged distribution: 

Clients will be provided with a pre-bagged variety of food from the following categories: frozen or canned meat, canned non-perishable items, loose fruits, loose vegetables, packaged fruits, packaged vegetables, salads, baked goods, and breads. Clients do not need to bring their own bags or boxes. Clients may arrive at any time during the posted distribution.

Policies & Procedures

Clients Must:

  • Clear an area in the trunk of your car or bed of your truck for your food before arriving to distribution.
  • Form an orderly line in the marked area of the parking lot.
  • Place Hays County Food Bank identification card (issued on the first visit) on top of your dashboard and viewable through your windshield. 
    • If the barcode number does not belong to the client, the person presenting the barcode MUST be listed as a proxy.
  • Follow all directions of staff members or distribution leader.
  • When it is your turn, pop your trunk.
    • If your trunk does not open, we will place your food on the hood of your vehicle.
    • You may then get out and put it in your car once our team member has stepped away.
    • We will not put anything in the interior of your car. 
  • Treat all persons with respect.
    • If there is an issue, please report it to a staff member.
    • Staff reserves the right to refuse service to any uncooperative person.
  • Clients may visit up to one distribution each week.
    • Mobile Pantry does not count as your one allowed distribution per week. It is in addition to.

Distribution Schedule - UPDATED

Households are allowed ONE visit per week.



St. Anthony's Catholic Church

801 N. Burleson

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM


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San Marcos

CFPO Parking Lot next to

Village of San Marcos

333 Reimer Ave.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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The Connection Church

1235 S. Loop 4

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM


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First Baptist Church

400 W. Center St.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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Cenral Texas Food Bank

Mobile Pantry

  • These distributions do not count as one of your weekly allowed distributions.
  • Clients must be present to receive food.
  • Clients must be 18 years or older.
  • These are single round distributions.
  • If the weather is bad or if the mobile pantry occurs on a holiday, please call (512) 684-2559 to see if the distribution is still happening.

First Tuesday

San Marcos High School Rattler Stadium

Guadalupe St. (TX-123) and Monterrey Oak, San Marcos, TX

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM


Third Saturday

Science Hall Elementary

1510 Bebee Rd., Kyle, TX

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Fresh Foods for Families is cancelled for now

Only fresh fruits and vegetables will be given out.

Third Thursday of the Month

San Marcos High School Rattler Stadium

4660 TX-123

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

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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