A Look Back At 2017

Services FY2017

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

Slightly more households were reached through partner agency distributions.

During the summer and at the end of the year, we see a drop in Partner Agency numbers.

Schools that pick up from us on a regular basis are not picking up when the kids are on break.

  August saw a significant spike in new clients served, both through direct services and through partner agency distributions.

This could possibly be due to people moving (or moving back) to the area or the cost of going back to school.

Direct Services FY2017


Surprisingly, 8% of all direct clients come from outside of Hays County.

In 2017, the food bank got rid of any geographical criteria and opened up services to any in need who could come to a distribution.

Donations FY2017 - $400,145.49 - Down $52,540 from 2016

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

We hope to increase corporate and grant funding in 2018 and beyond.

San Marcos is the biggest contributor to funding Hays County Food Bank, which correlates with the demographics of clients served. See chart titled, ‘Location of Direct Clients By City.’

The rest of the funding does not correlate with services by city, with the majority of the rest of the funding coming from outside of Hays County.

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, with November being the largest time for these types of donations. 

Nutrition Education FY 2017

Nutrition education is a part of our mission, and in 2017 we worked on expanding the program.

Child nutrition led the way through both Parent Education and the Child Nutrition Engagement Program.

Volunteers FY2017

Volunteers are an integral part of the organization.

Over 21,000 hours was donated by generous volunteers, which is equivalent to the hours of 10 full-time employees!




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