Helping The Community
Food distribution occurs weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We are very grateful for our many dedicated volunteers who help stock and organize the pantry every week so that we can offer healthy and fresh options to our clients. If you would like to find out more about ways you can help, please contact us.
Struggling to put food on the table often signals a larger struggle with more than hunger. A paycheck that covers the house payment might barely stretch far enough to afford the fuel it takes to get to the job or keep the lights on at home. So, what happens when an unexpected expense comes up? Helping Hands is here. Our Social Services volunteer team helps assess needs and provides our clients with assistance to help stabilize their lives.
A Whole Person Commitment
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies to provide a framework of compassionate care. Four special projects help us meet this challenge.
Summer Supplement Bags. In summer, our clients with school-aged kids need more food than they do during the school year. So, in addition to our regular distribution amounts, Helping Hands supplies weekly supplement bags to these families to help meet this need.
School Supply Drive. With community partners, we gather and distribute school supplies to our clients with students in DSISD every August.
Turkey Dinners. In cooperation with Hays County Food Bank and other community partners, we gather and distribute full turkey dinners for families at Thanksgiving.
Project Elf. This is a culmination of loving efforts by this entire town -- businesses, public and private schools, community groups, churches, and individuals come together to provide presents for our clients specifically based on each client's own wish list for their kids.