Thank you for helping to keep our pantry full!..
Food Pantry Bags -September 2020
The Helping Hand Pantry is serving a greatly increased number of families over 250 per week. The increase is due to the economic strain of job losses and school closures caused by current public health concerns (COVID-19).
We appreciate your help and support at this time more than ever.
We are open for non-perishable food donations Monday 10am-2pm & Saturday 10-1pm. Tuesday-Friday 10-11 and 1-2pm or you can help us by donating to our Pantry & Family Meal Fund.
Thank you for helping! Together, we are the safety-net that our community can fall back on during times of need.
Currently needed items to pack relief bags for pantry clients
Many more families are finding themselves "food insecure" at this time. We have given out over 7000 food bags since March 21.
We are purchasing through grocery distributors in bulk and they are being delivered to HHRM by truck weekly. These purchases are offset with food donations received our non-perishable food bill is currently about $1800/week which is CONSIDERABLY less than it was in the spring. Another $1500 as we are able provides dairy and produce. We love to give as much fresh food as possible.
We also appreciate and need your donations. $45.00 sponsors a 2 week supply pantry bag for a family. Thank you.
We provide non-perishables, dairy products, meats as available baked goods and fresh and frozen produce as available.
Some local gardeners have been donating beautiful fresh organic produce for us to share and we are grateful. for that.
We have been receiving donations from Target 2 days a week, Makinajian Farms has been making donations monthly.
St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Huntington Station has been providing about 50 lbs of protein a week which we add to our pantry bags.
These things are so wonderful and people appreciate the extra goods so much.
Thank you for your help during these challenging days of service.
Your help means the world to our families, and to us as we continue to serve through the duration of this COVID-19 pandemic.
We wouldn't be able to keep our doors open for them without your help and support. Every donation, literally every donation, matters to our community now more than ever.
We're so grateful to have your strength and compassion behind us.
Thank you. We are serving together.
BEFORE WE KNOW IT...GOBBLE...GOBBLE!