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.

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

Households are allowed ONE visit per week.


No distributions scheduled at this time.



St. Anthony's Catholic Church

801 N. Burleson

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM



Kyle First Baptist Church

400 W. Center St.

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


San Marcos

CFPO Parking Lot next to

Village of San Marcos

333 Reimer Ave.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM



The Connection Church

1235 S. Loop 4

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM


Mobile Pantry

  • This is a partnership between Central Texas Food Bank and Hays County Food Bank.
  • 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.
  • Bring bags or boxes to carry groceries in.
  • 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.

Mobile Pantry Distribution

Fresh, frozen, and non-perishable food will be given out upon availability.

First Tuesday of the Month

San Marcos High School Rattler Stadium

4660 TX-123

8:30 AM - 9:30 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.


Hays County Food Bank is a proud platinum partner of