To Serve, Support and Strengthen Families

Meet Our Team

Our founders

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

Adminstration

​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.

Our History

What We Do


Helping Hands provides food to those in need in the High Point community area. 
Each week, our primary objective is to distribute nutritious food to our neighbors that need a helping hand setting their table at home. Helping hands exists to supplement
the gaps in income that prevent its recipients from fully feeding their families.

Three days a week, we schedule appointments to distribute food to our neighbors. We are staffed by a group of dedicated volunteers committed to making our guests feel at home. Helping Hands wants to ensure that hungry neighbors have a place to turn to for healthy food.

Food boxes include: cereal, rice, pasta, juice, bottled water, canned vegetables, canned fruit, tomato sauce, soup, canned/dried beans, canned meat, and peanut butter. We also add fresh meat, vegetables and fruit when they are available.

Helping Hands objective is to provide nutritious and balanced food to those in need on an emergency basis. We are here to help empower our community in a dignified manner.

Funding for Helping Hands comes through grants, private donations, food drives, fundraising events and the support and generosity of our community.

We are partner agencies of the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Carolina,
​the Community Resource Network (CRN) and the Greater High Point Food Alliance.
We have partner with local groceries stores and restaurants.

Helping Hands is currently serving over 1,000 people each month in the greater
High Point area, including Jamestown, Archdale and Trinity. Last year, we were able
to lend a helping hand to 5,240 Families or 15,562 individuals. We distributed approximately 460,000 pounds of food with a value of over $733,000.

Helping Hands is dedicated to the fight to eliminate hunger!

volunteering

More than 100 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, giving away $15,000 worth of food in it's first year.


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


1998 - The food pantry moved to Montlieu Avenue and officially took on the name Helping Hands.


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


2007 - Helping Hands was named agency of the year with Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC and was recognized as the largest food pantry in the city of High Point. We had outgrown our facility and the scope of help that one church could give.


2010 - Helping Hands met with Darrell and Stella Harris to talk about the future vision and possibly renting the building at 2301 S. Main Street.


2014 - In its most productive year, Helping Hands served 11,000 people and gave away over $633,000.00 worth of food. 


Future - Helping Hands continues to grow and to serve the greater High Point area. Please join us in the to end hunger in our community!

Helping Hands

​recent programs

Our outreach program in High Point recently got the attention of Fox News media. Click here for the story.

John T, Langdon

Executive Director

Lori Mooney

Adminstration