FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAMS

Collaborative Meals Program

Hays County Food Bank helps to supply the following organizations with food to prepare hot meals: 
  • Southside Community Center

Direct Distribution

Hays County Food Bank holds six public food distributions each week. Clients are allowed to receive food up to two times each week.
Day Location Time
Monday Dunbar Recreation Center 12:00 p.m.
 Texas State University12:00 p.m.
Tuesday St. Anthony's Catholic Church 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday Immanuel Baptist Church 5:30 p.m.
Dunbar Recreation Center 6:00 p.m.
Thursday Martindale First Methodist Church 4:00 p.m.
*For more information, please click here.

Mobile Pantry

In collaboration with Central Texas Food Bank, we distribute food every first Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at Rattler Stadium in San Marcos, Texas and fourth Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at First Christian Church.

Home-Aide Program

Individuals who are homebound and unable to attend a community food distribution participate in this program. A designated aid picks up a brown bag of dry goods, breads, produce and fresh, frozen meat on a weekly basis and delivers the goods to the individual's home. Please contact our office to get information on how to sign up.
  • We distribute homebound bags on Tuesdays and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Backpack Program

Hays County Food Bank provides accessible food items to low-income students in Hays CISD and Wimberley ISD. We began piloting this Wallace Middle School and Hemphill Elementary School (Hays CISD) in August 2016. Our efforts were so successful that we expanded to include 4 additional schools in October 2016 (Camino Real Elementary School, Chapa Middle School, McCormick Middle School - all Hays CISD and Wimberley Fig Tree Outreach Program - Wimberley ISD). We distribute food to our Backpack Program collaborators twice a month. Each student who participates in the program receives fresh apples, granola bars, peanut butter crackers, canned ravioli, canned tuna, and refried beans. These items were chosen so participating students can still have a meal if/when they do not have the help of a parent.

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. Click here for our current partner agency list.


Turkeys Tackling Hunger Holiday Meal Program

This will be our 11th annual Turkey’s Tackling Hunger Holiday Meal Distribution.
The week before Thanksgiving, Hays County Food Bank will distribute ~2,500 frozen turkeys or hams, along with a box of traditional fixings, for families in need throughout Hays County at no cost.
 
 

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