220 Herndon Street,
San Marcos, Texas 78666



(512) 392-8300





Services FY2020

FY2020 Direct Service vs.
Partner Agency Service

Throughout the majority of 2020, Hays County Food Bank distributed food through 4 mobile food distributions and to an additional 20-25 partner agencies each week.


We saw an average of 820 households utilizing our services each week. While the number of visits each week did not increase from 2019, the number of unique visits did since we changed our policy down from 2 to 1 visit per week. Households were given more food at each visit because of this change.

Individuals Served
Each Month

April 2020 saw an increase in need as individuals were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The food bank moved to fewer distributions each week and limited one visit a week per household. More food was handed out at each distribution to make up for this change.


November saw a drastic increase as that is when the food bank handed out holiday meal boxes, an additional service that happens annually for families in need.

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.


There was a significant increase in new clients served via partners and direct service in April, following the beginning of the pandemic. ~800 new households sought help.


Our own direct services saw such a large jump because of our Holiday Meal Box Program (Turkeys Tackling Hunger). We reached an additional 2,800 new individuals in November because of this program. We hope that they continue to utilize our service as needed.

Direct Services FY2020

Age of Direct Clients Served

Age of clients did not change much in comparison to 2019. Adults ages 18-61 still account for the majority of clients served.


This data is only reflective of our direct services as we do not ask for our partners to collect ages of participating clients. Our partners do include more targeted demographics like schools and senior centers.


Location of Direct Clients Served

7% of all direct clients served came 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 FY2020

How the Food Bank was Funded

Individual giving was the main source of funding in 2020. People donated through their churches, civic groups, employee giving programs, and individual fundraisers. However, the majority of people gave unsolcited donations because of the general need our community saw due to the pandemic.

Monetary Donations
By City

Donations from outside of Hays County were a significant source in 2020. In 2019, this was not the case with more than half of all monetary donations coming from individuals, businesses, and groups located in San Marcos. A significant amount of funding still came from the businesses and individuals from the county seat, however.


32% of our direct clients served live in Kyle, but monetary donations from that area account for less than 5% of our total funding. This includes individual and corporate giving.

Food Donations
By Month

More than 1 million pounds of food was donated in 2020, up ~250,000 pounds from 2019!


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. When the pandemic first began, our community responded, donating 35,000 pounds of food in March. The average for the majority of the rest of the year was less than 8,000 pounds.

Nutrition Education FY 2020

Nutrition Education Pause

The food bank paused all hands-on nutrition education classes due to the pandemic and the inability to schedule in-person classes.


We continued to share health tips and healthy recipes in food bags provided at distribution.


We hope to resume in-person learning or expand virtual classes soon.

Volunteers FY2020

Total Volunteers & New Volunteers
Per Month

The food bank saw a drastic decrease in volunteers in 2020. There were about 1,000 fewer volunteers overall.


Due to the pandemic, we reduced the number of volunteers needed during warehouse and rescue shifts. Most volunteers that gave time were scheduled during distributions, as they are outside and social distancing is easier.


We saw an increase in volunteers during November as we needed a great deal more man-power during our annual Turkeys Tackling Hunger meal box distributions.

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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