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

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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