220 Herndon Street,
San Marcos, Texas 78666



(512) 392-8300





Direct Distribution Program

Hays County Food Bank holds 3 different food distributions each week. Clients are allowed to receive food one time each week.

Please see our full schedule for locations and times.

Partner Agency Program

We work with multiple partner agencies in the county throughout the year, providing food at no cost for their clients. Our hope is that by working together, we can help even more people in need in our community.

If you are a nonprofit organization and would like to work with us, please click on the application link. 


Current Partners
Southside Community Center San Marcos CISD Buda United Methodist Church
Community Action - Senior Center San Marcos Methodist Church El Buen Pastor
Redwood Baptist Church Word of Life Communities in Schools - Hemphill
Communities in Schools - Tom Green
Communities in Schools - Camino Real
Communities in Schools -DeZavala
Communities in Schools - Travis
Bobcat Bounty Hays Caldwell Womens Center
La Vista Retirement Center Promise Land Church Gateway Church, Buda
River City Hope Street VFW HOME Center of Central Texas
Cypress Creek Church San Marcos Animal Shelter San Marcos Housing Authority
Communities in Schools - Crockett
Imagine Wimberley


If you are a nonprofit organization and would like to work with us, please click on the application link. 

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Mobile Pantry Program

In collaboration with Central Texas Food Bank, we distribute food every first Tuesday of the month at 8:30 AM at Rattler Stadium in San Marcos, Texas.

  • 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.

Backpack Program

Hays County Food Bank provides accessible food items to low-income students in Hays CISD. We started this program with Wallace Middle School and Hemphill Elementary School (Hays CISD) in August 2016. Our efforts were so successful that we have since expanded to include 7 schools in Hays CISD. In 2019, we began increasing the amount and kinds of food we give to the students. We hope to continue to grow this program. 

We distribute food to our Backpack Program collaborators twice a month. Each student who participates in the program receives items that can be prepared if/when they do not have the help of a parent.

$14 can sponsor 2 kids for a month through this program. 

Turkeys Tackling Hunger Meal Box Program

Each year, the week before Thanksgiving, we distribute holiday meal boxes to families in need. Each box contains a frozen turkey and traditional side dishes that families can prepare at home. 

$30 can provide one household with one of these meal boxes.

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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