We maintain two different food pantries at Helping Hands. One is sustained by The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) created in response to COVID-19. The other is food given directly to Helping Hands from our partners in the community. Some food comes from individuals, some from grocery stores and restaurants, and from schools, churches, civic organizations and businesses who hold food drives for Helping Hands.
We frequently have personal hygiene items like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant available as well. While we are limited to what has been donated, we are happy to share! We do not put restrictions on our clients. If you need food, come see us. We don’t care that you came yesterday. If you need food, we will help.
Many issues can be solved with a steady paycheck. We work with our clients to help them develop skills, create a resume, and land a job.
Medication Assistance Program:
Our clients who are on Medicaid can have their prescriptions filled at Gates Pharmacy in Mt. Airy and we will pick up the tab for the co-pay. Call or stop by and we’ll get you set up.
Friday Food Distribution:
Through the generous help of Second Harvest Food Bank in Winston-Salem, we give away food every Friday afternoon at 3pm at the Jones Resource Center. A big thank you to Renfro Corporation for their donation of all the boxes!
There is no registration required. Simply show up and take home a box of fresh produce and whatever else we have available!