Helping Hands Food Pantry
HELPING HANDS CHOICE FOOD PANTRY
Open every Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
For assistance or more information call (813)973-2211
FOOD PANTRY CLOSED 12252019 AND 01012020
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.
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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 during hours of operation:
Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday from 10:00 am - 2:00 PM
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