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Who is Eligible?

When you arrive at Bobcat Bounty, you will be asked to complete one piece of paperwork or fill out an online form to attest your eligibility. However, you don't need to provide proof of eligibility.   

1) Income below 185% of the federal poverty guideline

  • For example, a household with one person who has less than or equal to $22,321 of annual income
  • Financial aid does not count toward this income


2) Participation in one of the following government assistance programs:

For more information, visit the Hays County Food Bank website.

Can’t come to the pantry but still want to receive your food?

Designate a proxy to pick up for you.

A “proxy” is a person you choose to come to Bobcat Bounty in your place. Your proxy picks up your food and then brings it to you. A proxy may receive food for themselves while also picking up food for you. Please note, you cannot attend in person and have the proxy pick up food for you in the same week.

To designate a proxy, download and complete the proxy authorization form, then email the completed form to A new proxy form must be completed each semester.