Hays County Commissioners Court Proclaims September ‘Hunger Action Month’ to Encourage Donations to Food Bank
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Commissioners Court has proclaimed September as Hunger Action Month and encourages all residents who are able to do so to donate to the Hays County Food Bank, which serves the hungry throughout Hays County.
In 2014 the Food Bank distributed more than half a million pounds of food at no cost at six public distributions a week and through multiple partner agencies in Hays, Caldwell and Guadalupe counties. Volunteers also provided 3,384 families with holiday meals. The non-profit relies on donations and volunteers to feed those who suffer from hunger and food insecurity, including children and the working poor.
A $20 donation allows the Food Bank, through its purchasing power, to provide 100 meals; a $30 donation provides all the items necessary for a family to have a holiday meal.
To learn more about the Food Bank, visit www.haysfoodbank.org.
Left to right County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, who serves on the Hays County Food Bank Board of Directors, Board members Pam White and Kathy Luckett (portraying the Turkey for the Food Bank’s Turkeys Tackling Hunger Campaign), Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley, Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant support helping the hungry in Hays and surrounding counties.