220 Herndon Street,
San Marcos, Texas 78666



(512) 392-8300





Services FY2019

FY2019 Direct Service vs.
Partner Agency Service

Hays County Food Bank distributed food at 7 public food distributions and to an additional 20-25 partner agencies each week.


There was a significant change in the ratio of partners served to direct clients served from 2018 to 2019. While direct service jumped about 15% up from 2018, individuals served through our partners increased by about 50%.


Clients are allowed to visit our direct distributions up to 2 times a week.


We saw an average of 976 households utilizing our services each week.

Individuals Served
Each Month

Overall, Hays County Food Bank saw a 21% increase in individuals served from 2018 to 2019. However, this is by visit and not by unique individuals served.

Breakdown of New Households
Per Month

More new clients are served through our partner agencies. We provide food to shelters and school pantries, which can see an influx of new people from week to week.


Partner agencies, more than likely saw an influx of new households served due to the new school year. Most of our school partners, take a break from service during the summer and begin again in September or late August.


Our own direct services saw such a large jump because of our Holiday Meal Box Program (Turkeys Tackling Hunger). We served an additional 6,326 new individuals in November because of this program. We hope that they continue to utilize our service as needed.

Direct Services FY2019

Age of Direct Clients Served

Ethnicity of Direct Clients Served

Location of Direct Clients Served

9% of all direct clients come from outside of Hays County, mostly from Caldwell, Guadalupe, and Travis counties.

San Marcos and Kyle still account for the largest population served within Hays County. 

Donations FY2019 - $485,766 - Up $24,351 from 2018

How the Food Bank was Funded

Individual donations are still the food bank’s largest source of funding.


The breakdown in our funding is very similar to 2019; however, grants did drop 2%.

Monetary Donations
By City

About half of our donations come from individuals, businesses, and groups located in San Marcos. This correlates with our service area as the majority of the people served reside in San Marcos.


However, the rest does not correlate with services by city, with the second largest source of monetary donations coming from outside of Hays County.


25% of our direct clients served live in Kyle, but monetary donations from that area account for less than 3% of our total funding. This includes individual and corporate giving.

Food Donations
By Month

The majority of food donated comes through a partnership with Central Texas Food Bank. This partnership allows the food bank to rescue food from multiple grocery stores to ensure a continuous flow of produce, meat, bread, and sweets.


Community donations provide the majority of nonperishable food that is given to our partner agencies. This past spring, we were dangerously low on shelf-stable items, and the community generously responded. In March, we received over 26,000 pounds of mostly pantry items from local food drives and individuals! That's more than double what we received from most of the months throughout the year!


In November, we also saw a large increase in food drives. This is the time of year we see the most activity in food donations since it is the Thanksgiving season.

Nutrition Education FY 2019

Nutrition Education By Attendance

Nutrition education is a part of our mission, and in 2018, we expanded the program.


In 2019, we taught nearly 200 classes. During the summer, we teach a handful of much larger classes to kids in summer programs.


We currently have 4 programs through our Nutrition Education Program: Food Wise Cooking Class, Kids Cooking Club, Community Nutrition Engagement, and Senior Nutrition & Wellness. If you would like to know more information about these programs, please click here.

Volunteers FY2019

Total Volunteers & New Volunteers
Per Month

Volunteers are an integral part of our organization.


During Turkeys Tackling Hunger in November, our volunteer force increased by about 100 individuals. This is our largest camaign and event of the year, and it takes all hands on deck.


Over 26,000 hours was donated by generous volunteers, which is equivalent to the hours of 12 1/2 full-time employees!

Financial Information







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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