Hays County Food Bank interns Miguel Madrid, Genevieve McNeil and Marjorie Cantrell sport matching turkey outfits to help keep spirits high during the annual boxing day for the holiday meal boxes at Night Hawk Frozen Foods, Inc. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey
Little Guys Movers help tackle hunger
Thanksgiving is called “turkey day” for a reason — it’s just not quite the same without that big bird at the center of the table. That’s the sentiment that led to Turkeys Tackling Hunger, the Hays County Food Bank’s yearly initiative to provide low-income residents with all the fixings for a home-cooked holiday meal.
For the past five years, Little Guys Movers in San Marcos has donated its time and manpower to deliver and distribute these turkey dinners to qualified families in need. It only takes $30 to fill one family’s dinner table, but it truly takes a village to make it all happen. Individuals, schools, churches and organizations spend months raising funds and gathering food for Turkeys Tackling Hunger. Once all of the food is purchased or collected, title sponsor Night Hawk Frozen Foods donates their resources to assemble the boxes, which are then distributed to Hays County families by volunteers like Little Guys Movers.
A holiday meal box of packaged stuffing and other sides accompanies each turkey for recipients of the Hays County Food Bank’s annual Turkeys Tackling Hunger Holiday Meal Box Program.
“It’s a good way to be involved in the community and we love helping out families in need during the holiday season,” Little Guys Movers San Marcos Store Manager Matt Yates said. “We’re estimating around 50,000 pounds of food will be passed out this year.”
The Hays County Food Bank was founded in 1984 with the goal of serving hungry people in San Marcos, and it has since grown to serve the entire county. The Hays County Food Bank is passionately committed to improving lives through food assistance programs, nutrition education and advocacy. To learn more, visit haysfoodbank.org.
Little Guys Movers is a professional moving company established in 1992 with locations in seven states. Little Guys Movers provides moving and packing services for local, long distance, corporate and residential moves. Their philosophy is simple: be involved in the communities they live and work in and do right by people. For more information, visit the Little Guys Movers' website.