About Helping Hands Ministry
The Helping Hands Story
In 1994 a kind hearted person with ties to a food pantry started dropping off food at the doorstep of a local pastor whose child was undergoing cancer treatments. That kindness and much needed assistance planted a seed, and a year and a half later the pastor's church started a food closet.
Before long, a couple of church members suggested they apply to become a partner with Second Harvest Food Bank, which they did.
After being affiliated first with Lighthouse Assemblies of God and later with Grace Church, today Helping Hands High Point, Inc. has become it's own seperate 501(c)(3) non profit and has grown into the largest food pantry in the High Point area.
As a non profit, we depend entirely on the generosity and support of our community, foundations, and corporations who believe in our goals and are willing to help fund our programs. Our ministry is to help feed folks in need, offer emergency assistance, and we strive to improve the health and well-being of those in need.
Celebrating 25 years, the ministry of Helping Hands continues to grow and serve the greater High Point area. The need for help is at an all time high as the COVID pandemic sweeps the world.
Now serving over 25,000 individuals and families each year. Dedicating our resources and expanding our reach to aid our community.
Helping Hands became Incorporated as a seperate non-profit entity, Helping Hands High Point, Inc. and moved to the upper level of 2301 South Main Street.
Helping Hands remodeled the building that use to serve as the chapel for Grace Church to better serve the people of High Point.
Lighthouse Assembly of God merged with Grace Church and the food ministry came under the cover of Grace. The food ministry moved to Montlieu Ave and officially took on the name Helping Hands.
Lighthouse Assemblies of God Church on Dorthy Street in High Point established a food closet to serve families in need. This would eventually become Helping Hands High Point, Inc.
We began coordinating our first major fundraiser to support Helping Hands.
With the help of our community & sponsors we gave out over $500,000 worth of food this year. Each year surpassing the last.
Helping Hands was named Agency Of The Year by Second Harvest Food Bank- Northwest NC. And was recognized as the largest food pantry in the city of High Point. We had outgrown our facility and remained limited by what one church could give.
Since its conception Helping Hands donated $1m worth of food to the surrounding community.
Starting out in a converted Sunday School classroom, the church was able to hand out over $15,000 in food and supplies in its first year.