SAN MARCO, Texas - The Hays County Food Bank team is gearing up to hand out about 1100 boxes containing a full Thanksgiving meal.

It costs $30 to put one box together so the food bank is asking for financial help from the community.

But despite all the work, the food bank still calls this one of its best times of year.  

“This is kind of one of our most favorite times of the year. It may be the most stressful time of the year, but to actually give people a holiday meal that they can prepare, at home with their friends and family, I mean it's very, very rewarding," said Mallory Best. "Not only are we helping people out, we're empowering them." 

If you didn’t register for a holiday meal box and want one, you’ll have a last-minute opportunity this Friday at the Hays County Food Bank from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.