A Look Back At 2018

Services FY2018

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

There is a fairly equal split between families reached through direct services and those assisted through our partner agencies.

In the fall we saw an increase in clients served, especially through partner agency services. This could be due to the cost of going back to school, the holiday season, or an increased need at the end of the year.

  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 week to week.
Direct Services FY2018


8% of all direct clients come from outside of Hays County, mostly from Caldwell, Guadalupe, and Travis counties.

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 FY2018 - $461,415 - Up $61,270 from 2017

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

Grants increased about 10% from 2017, but corporate donations still account for about 25% of our total funding.

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 only 3% of our total funding.

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. During the summer of 2018, we were dangerously low on shelf-stable items, and the community generously responded. In July, we received over 41,000 pounds of mostly pantry items from local food drives and individuals! That's a nearly 200% increase from the other 11 months out of the year!

Nutrition Education FY 2018

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

Our Food Wise cooking classes have been the most popular, and we saw a 500% increase in these hands on cooking classes from 2017. 
Volunteers FY2018

Volunteers are an integral part of the organization.

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




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