Hays County Food Bank

Serving hungry people in Hays County since 1984.

aka Hays County Area Food Bank   |   San Marcos, TX   |  www.haysfoodbank.org

Mission

Hays County Food Bank is passionately committed to improving lives through food assistance programs, nutrition education and advocacy.

Ruling year info

1986

Executive Director

Eleanor Owen

Main address

220 Herndon Street

San Marcos, TX 78666 USA

Show more contact info

Formerly known as

San Marcos Area Food Bank

EIN

74-2331781

NTEE code info

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Register now

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Food insecurity in Hays County.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Food Rescue and Distribution

Staff and volunteers rescue food five days per week and distribute it back into the community through our Public Food Distributions held Monday - Friday throughout Hays County. We also provide food to other social service organizations in the community to further the fight against food insecurity. We accept donations from the community of nonperishable and fresh food items.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

The main program of the Food Bank is to feed hungry people.  This is accomplished in two ways:  First, through public distributions of food Monday - Friday at off site locations serving San Marcos, Buda, Kyle and outlying areas of Hays County.  Second, through our 20+ local partner agencies that work with low income people.  These agencies pick up food free of charge from the Food Bank to pass along to their clients.  Agencies include shelters for women, children and the homeless; churches; schools; social service agencies; United Way agencies; etc.  Major agency partners include Hays Caldwell Women's Shelter, Buda United Methodist Church, Scheib Mental Health Center, etc.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Community Nutrition Engagement Program - In recognition of the relationship between nutrition and health, Hays County Food Bank’s Community Nutrition Engagement Program aims to fight hunger through dietary and nutritional awareness. In collaboration with local schools and community centers the Community Nutrition Engagement Program will employ several different teaching tools to enrich the lives of young individuals, their families and the communities in which they live.

A trained nutrition professional will provide a 1-hour program, which includes a nutrition lesson, an interactive game to help solidify the lesson's concepts, and a food demonstration and tasting of a healthy, low-cost snack.

Senior Nutrition & Wellness Program
A trained nutrition professional provides a 1-hour program, which includes a stretching session, a nutrition lesson geared towards seniors, and a food demonstration and tasting of a healthy, low-cost recipe, which the participant gets to take home with them for future use.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Seniors

Where we work

Awards

Non-Profit of the Year 2010

San Marcos Chamber of Commerce

Small Non-Profit of the Year 2014

Greenlights for Nonprofit Success

Green Business of the Year 2017

Chamber of Commerce

Non-Profit of the Year 2018

Chamber of Commerce

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food distribution to public and agencies

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Pounds of fresh produce distributed per year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food distribution to public and agencies

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Estimated dollar value of food donations distributed to community feedings programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food distribution to public and agencies

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Goal 1: To expand the number of public food distributions offered.
Goal 2: To continue to provide 1/3 fresh produce at all public food distributions.
Goal 3: To provide resource information to the community that supports self sufficiency.
Goal 4: To assist clients with benefits application process (SNAP).
Goal 5: Increase education on nutrition and health through nutrition classes and advocacy efforts.

Health: We want all individuals in Hays County to have access to nutritious food because good food is essential for good health.

Empowerment: HCFB is a supportive and nurturing environment, where all people are encouraged to achieve their potential, where humor and humility are vital keys to success and where initiative and creativity are embraced.

Collaboration: We know that our ability to feed people in need depends on strong collaboration between HCFB and our community partners in the fight against hunger. Our partnerships help us to do more and reach more.

Sustainability: HCFB commits to the responsible use of all resources and to promote sustainable practices that reduce the environmental impact of our operations and habits.We will manage and evaluate environmental, social and financial efforts to ensure the ongoing success of HCFB.

Increase equitable access to Nutritious Food.
Improve access to Community Programs that enable Self-Sufficiency.
Expand and build our advocacy capacity for ending hunger.
Strengthen and grow organizational capacity.
Increase equitable access to nutritious food by:
Optimize ordering process to ensure efficient and accurate delivery of more nutritious food.
Analyze the feasibility of meeting current and future program needs in the current HCFB facility.
Explore new building opportunities through the Village of San Marcos and Central Texas Food Bank.

Increase access to community programs that enable self-sufficiency through:
Assisting more clients with benefit applications through the Community Partnership Program.
Continuing our Nutrition Education Program and advocating for healthy lifestyle choices.
Expand collaborative efforts with local agencies and nonprofits to support self-sufficiency.

Expand advocacy and organizational capacity to end hunger.
Build community outreach/engagement and inspire action through education and advocacy.
Address limits on organizational capacity through resource development. Strengthen HCFB to operate responsibly, effectively, efficiently, safely and sustainably.
Stay informed on policy affecting hunger in our community.

We know that no one is ever just hungry. Hunger is a sign of scarcity and hardship. 12.1% of Hays County's population is food insecure, meaning they do not know where their next meal is coming from. We want to find innovative solutions to address the problems faced by food insecure families and create pathways to other services that will increase self-sufficiency.

Financials

Hays County Food Bank
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Hays County Food Bank

Board of directors
as of 4/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jamie Case

City of San Marcos

Term: 2021 - 2021

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/28/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data