Did you have a ‘Day Off’ or a ‘Day On’?

What is something that can help the entire world, even in a small way, and is completely free? Service to fellow human beings, of course! Since 1994, Martin Luther King Jr. Day has been known as a ‘Day of Service.’ He committed his entire life to the betterment of humanity, and to this day we still honor that. Every day is a great day to serve, but on this federal holiday, some special individuals choose to see this as a ‘Day On’ and not a ‘Day Off’.

MLK Parade

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in San Marcos, Texas

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” This is one of the greatest attributes of service. You don’t have to be the wisest and strongest individual to help others. You only have to answer one question, “How will I make the world a better place, today?”


Martin Luther King Jr. speaking to the press

Are you one of these individuals just looking for a way to make a little impact of good while you’re here on earth? The Hays County Food Bank has endless ways you can help out, and not just on this ‘Day of Service.’

We need:

  • Van Drivers
  • Warehouse Help
  • Office/Client Services Help
  • Distribution Help
  • Gardeners (Do not need experience, just willing to work in the dirt)
  • Event Help
    • Setting Up/Tearing Down
    • Manning Booths
    • Photographers
    • Runners

Contact Jim Wagner at jwagner@haysfoodbank.org to schedule your volunteer orientation or Mallory Raschke at mraschke@haysfoodbank.org if you wish to help out at events. We hope to see you soon!

St. Alban’s Episcopal and St. Matthew’s Episcopal youth groups came out and spent today donating their time. They arrived just in time to help unload, weigh, sort, repack, reload, and get ready for a distribution. On top of their service at the food bank, they are also involved in Souper Bowl of Caring for the Hays County Food Bank. They have already collected 76 pounds and we are still 2 weeks away! Thank you so much for all your hard work. We are so very appreciative!

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So what did you do today? Did you give up any of your ‘day off’ to make it a ‘day on?’ Share your stories on our Facebook page! We’d love to hear them!

About Hays County Food Bank

We are passionately committed to improving lives through food assistance programs, nutrition education, and advocacy.

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