Featured Community Organization: The Hays County Food Bank

Each month Art Squared highlights a local non-profit organization that provides important services and/or information to citizens; December’s featured organization, the Hays County Food Bank, is passionately committed to improving lives through food assistance programs, nutrition education, and advocacy. Formed in 1984 to feed hungry people in our community, the Hays County Food Bank is a charitable, non-profit organization which partners with a variety of agencies in order to serve local community. members who are in need. They provide assistance to elderly people living on fixed incomes, working families considered to be low-income, individuals with medical or physical disabilities, homeless and
transient people, and Individuals and families experiencing a temporary emergency. Why does Hays County need a food bank? Because there are over 25,000 individuals residing within Hays County who face food insecurity! This means that 1 out of every 7 individuals has difficulty getting their next meal. The Hays County Food Bank provides an integral service in the fight against hunger by offering individuals and families a resource for food sustainability. To learn more the stellar work done by the Hays County Food Bank, and to find information about volunteering to assist in their efforts, visit their website at http://haysfoodbank.org/home.aspx.