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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.

 

New Distribution Schedule!

 

 Check here and our Facebook for any updates.

  • Households may visit one Hays County Food Bank distribution each week.
  • Please limit the amount of people in your vehicle.
  • Please have a space cleared for your groceries in your trunk or truck bed before you arrive for distribution.
  • 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.
  • Thank you for your cooperation as we try to keep everyone safe during this pandemic.

 

Hays County Food Bank Distribution Program

 

Tuesday - Kyle - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

St. Anthony's Catholic Church (801 N. Burleson)

  

Wednesday - San Marcos - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

CFPO Parking Lot next to Village of San Marcos (333 Reimer Ave.)

 

Thursday - Buda - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Connection Church (1235 S. Loop 4)

 

Friday - Kyle - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kyle First Baptist Church (400 W. Center St.)

 

 

Central Texas Food Bank Mobile Pantry

 

First Tuesday - San Marcos - 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

San Marcos Toyota Rattler Stadium (4660 TX-123)

 

Second Saturday - Kyle - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ACC - Hays Campus (1200 Kohlers Crossing)

 

Third Saturday - Kyle - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Science Hall (1510 Bebee Rd.)

 

The Problem

Per the Governor’s request to trim state budgets, the Texas Department of Agriculture has proposed a $1.98M cut to the Surplus Agricultural Products Grant for FY20-21, which would drastically reduce the purchasing power of food banks. The proposed 41% funding cut would prevent food banks from acquiring 19.8 million pounds of local produce, hurting both Texas farmers and low-income Texas families.

 

Impact of Covid-19

During the pandemic, food insecurity in Texas spiked to over 31%, more than double the official rate found by the USDA in 2018. As a result, millions of Texans have turned to food banks for help feeding their families. The role of food banks has never been more critical or life-saving. While there has been some emergency federal aid for hunger relief, these programs have already expired or will expire at the end of 2020. In fact, food banks anticipate receiving less federal funding in FY 2020-21 than they received prior to COVID-19, despite the growth in demand.

 

The Solution

Food banks will be unable to meet the increased need in Texas due to COVID-19 without the continued support of the state. The Texas Legislature should fully fund the Surplus Agricultural Products Grant to ensure that food banks can continue to provide healthy produce to Texans during the pandemic.

 
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Volunteer of the Month

Phillips Family

Boone, Tirza, Kimberly, and Abram Phillips

 

"It's fun to see all of the smiling faces that come through. I love that we get to first meet peope here, then see them out in the community. It is a unifying event. It's all about getting to know our neighbors!"

- Kimberly Phillips (mom)

 

Thank you, Phillips Family!

School Meals for Kids

Beginning September 8th, the school districts will be resuming their normal school meal program, in addition to continuing a curbside opportunity for distance virtual learners. Please use the website with the corresponding district if you have any questions about the school meals. Please check back for updates, as the information will more than likely change once the school year is in full swing.

     

    San Marcos CISD

    Breakfast and lunches for distance virtual learners will be available for curbside pick-up at all school sites, except for Miller Middle School due to current construction.

    Breakfast and lunch will be provided in one bag for enrolled students at curbside from 10:30AM - 12:30PM, Monday thru Friday. 

     

    Hays CISD

    Free curbside meals (breakfast and lunch) for any child 18 and under.

    • September 28 - December 18
    • 10:30AM - 1:00PM
      • Some sites may open earlier or later so please check with campus for exact times.

    Acceptable forms of ID if child is not present to pick up meal:

    • Student ID
    • Student verification card
    • Report card
    • Proof of enrollment letter from school
    • Birth certificate 

    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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