How We Helped in 2016

A Food Pantry for Those in Need
• We supplied 9,151 families (19,219 members) non-perishable items from our food pantry during 2016

USDA Food Commodities are available Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discrimininating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the agency where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all the information requested in the form . To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410.
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442 or
(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity employer.
What We Provide

Local Bus Tickets
• 1,290 households (1,919 members) were assisted to get to doctor appointments, job interviews, social services and other required locations

Long Distance Bus Tickets
• 180 bus vouchers for people to get home

Gas Cards
• 678 households (1,676 members) were assisted with gas cards for individual cars

Utility Assistance
• 489 households (1,101 members) received assistance to prevent water or electric shutoffs

Rental Assistance
• 245 households (561 members) received assistance to prevent evictions

Prescription Medications
• 259 households (444 members) received help for emergency medications

Telephone and Mail Center
• 2,951 clients (4,415 members) used the telephone for local and long distance calls and received their mail at the Helping Hand office

The Benefit Bank Services
• 1,116 households (1,900 members) applied for benefits including SNAP (food stamps), medicaid, TANF, Lifeline, and tax assistance right at the Helping Hand office.

Referrals to Other Agencies

Community Kitchen: 1411, Mr Joe White Ave., 843-444-9383
New Directions: 1005 Osceola St. (Evening Meals - Anyone Welcome)

New Directions for Men: 843-712-1856
New Directions for Women: 843-232-7055
New Directions for Families: 843-945-1645

Little River Medical Center: 1075 Mr. Joe White Ave., 843-663-8000
Friendship House: 1396 Hwy 544, Conway, 347-7178

Associated Charities: 742 8th Ave. N, 448-6321
First United Methodist Church: 901 N. Kings Hwy. (off 9th Ave. N.), 448-7164

Furniture and Housewares
Associated Charities: 742 8th Ave. N, 448-6321

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