Helping Hands Food Pantry
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FOOD PANTRY CLOSED JUNE 19, 2024
2024: Please read the below information
Wednesdays - 8:30am TO 12:30pm
Recipients will remain in their vehicles and a volunteer will put the food in the back.
No one permitted on the property prior to 8 am. There will be a limit of food for four families per vehicle.
Please note that in case a Tropical Storm or Hurricane approaches, the Food Pantry may be closed.
Please refer to our website, discoveralc.com for up-to-date information.
Tenga en cuenta que en caso de que se acerque una tormenta tropical o un huracán, la despensa de alimentos puede estar cerrada. Consulte nuestro sitio web discoveralc.com para obtener información actualizada.
Donations of non perishable foods can be left in the donation box at back of the building (we are checking the box daily). Most wanted items are:
1. Canned fruit
2. Canned soup
4. Canned meat (tuna, chicken)
5. Macaroni & Cheese
Cash donations can be sent to Atonement Lutheran Church, 29617 SR-54, Wesley Chapel 33543.
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HELPING HANDS CHOICE FOOD PANTRY
Open every Wednesday-Drive Thru Only
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
For assistance or more information call (813)973-2211
Helping Hands Food Pantry has been serving the hungry since 2006. Our Food Pantry began serving Christmas Eve dinner and food baskets being passed out to families in need in our community.
In 2008, the program grew into a lunch held one week each month on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Families in need could have lunch and received a bag of food. 125 families were served each month. The need continued to grow and the pantry opened every Wednesday. This process allowed families to make choices for their families by choosing in food groups items based on the number of people in the household.
To date, the Food Pantry has grown to serve 11,500 families, giving away 413,500 pounds of food.
Our Food Pantry receives TEFAP USDA donated food.
One in 6 people struggles with hunger, One in 4 children struggles with hunger
This suggests that families no longer visit "emergency food" sources for temporary relief, but rely on food pantries as a supplemental food source.
Pantry financial contributions enable the pantry to buy food and meet its daily needs. A $25 donation will allow us to purchase 140 pounds of food from Feeding Tampa Bay.
One of our biggest needs is transporting large donations. The need continues to grow and funds are needed to purchase a truck to pick up donations from businesses that help by donating food to feed those in need in our community.
100% of your donations go to help feed those in need, The Wesley Chapel community continues to support their neighbors in need. Your help is critical. Please help feed our neighbors in need.
Send cash donations to:
Helping Hands Food Pantry
29617 SR 54
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
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Our need is great and growing. We have over 1,006 families registered. Donations of food items are always appreciated. Churches, businesses, individuals, and organizations collect food items. The annual Post Office food drive helps to fill our shelves.
The following items are desperately needed each month:
Boxed Side Dishes
Personal Care Items
Sugar Free / Low Sodium items
Mac n Cheese
Items can be dropped off at anytime, please drive around to the back of the church, you will find a large brown donation box.
Congregations and individuals along with groups and clubs are welcome to volunteer. There are no special qualifications required other than a kind heart and a willingness to help those in need. Some jobs require lifting. Training is provided before you start.
Volunteers are needed to:
Assist customers as they shop
Take information at the front desk
Pick up food donations from local groceries and businesses
Help customers carry their food to their cars
Set up and take down