To Serve, Support and Strengthen Families

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John T, Langdon

Executive Director

mission & vision

To Serve individuals in crisis by meeting their most immediate needs. To Support, encourage, and pray during these difficult times. To Strengthen families within our community.

Joyce Langdon

Client Service Director

Theresa Ritter


Helping Hands Emergency Assistance Ministry is a 501(c)(3) non-profit ministry that has been serving those in need in the greater High Point area since 1995. We are a partner agency of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest N.C. and a member of the Community Resource Network in High Point. Helping Hands is supported entirely by individuals, churches, businesses, foundations and civic organizations.

Mission History

Lori Mooney



More than 70 people volunteer for us each year and make the difference in the lives of thousands. Find out how to become our partner.

1995 - The Helping Hands food ministry began in  a converted classroom at Lighthouse Assembly of God. That first year we gave away $15,000.00 worth of food.

1998 - Grace Church and Lighthouse Assembly of God joined our churches together and the food ministry came under the covering of Grace.

1998 - We moved the food pantry to Montlieu Avenue in the Five Points area. The name Helping Hands finally took on its official name..

2004 - Helping Hands remodeled part of a building that used to serve as the church facility for Grace Church at 1919 Surrett Drive.

2007 - We were named agency of the year with Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC. We had definitely grown to be the largest food pantry in the city.  We had outgrown our facility and we had outgrown the help that one church could give.

2010 - We met with Darrell and Stella Harris to talk about the vision of Helping Hands and the possibility of renting their building at 2301 South Main Street.

2014 - We served over 11,000 people and gave away over $633,000.00 worth of food. This was our most productive year in helping the needy.

2016 - Our 21st year serving the greater High Point area with the best yet to come. Please join us in the journey as we make High Point a place where hunger is no longer a problem. 

Meet Our Team

Our founders

Helping Hands