Helping Hands is what we are about-helping families with food when they are down and out. A little boost now and then to help people "get back on their feet" again. True to our name, we lend a hand to help alleviate hunger in our land. Helping Hands, we give it our all to help people when they call. -cele mazour
We are committed to the safety and well-being of our volunteers and visitors. Our hours of operation will remain the same, however, we have slightly modified our process to include additional cleaning between clients. Our volunteers will take your information so there is no need to sign any paperwork. MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED BUT STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Social distance when possible. If you are ill, please do not come in, rather, call ahead to let us know who you designate to pick up for you. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Helping Hands Emergency Services was started in August 1983. Our mission is to provide food and connections to resources to low-income families living in Mahnomen County. We have occupied our existing building since 1999 when it was donated by two dedicated community members. In 2000 & 2010 we received generous grants from Otto Bremer Trust and Open Your Heart to make renovations to the building and roof. In addition to the food shelf, the front portion of our building provides space for our Senior Craft Shop.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Tuesday & Wednesday
Except for National Holidays
MAHNOMEN COUNTY RESIDENT
BELOW 200% FEDERAL POVERTY GUIDELINE
We are so happy you’re interested in getting involved with our work here at Helping Hands Food Shelf. There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, you’ll become a valuable part of our Non-Profit Organization and help to strengthen our operations.
MAKE A DONATION
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.
Food Support (formerly food stamps)
Mahnomen County Human Services 218-935-2586
White Earth Financial Services 218-935-2359
or visit https://applymn.dhs.mn.gov
WHITE EARTH FOOD DISTRIBUTION
Contact 218-935-2233 or visit https://whiteearth.com/divisions/human_services/services#food
Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors
Distribution, 2nd Wed each month
North Country Food Bank
SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES
Dining & Meal Delivery
Lutheran Social Service Locations:
*Mahnomen Area Service Center 218-935-5800
*Pappy's Cafe Waubun 218-473-2700
White Earth Nation Elderly Nutrition Program 218-983-3286
Women, Infant & Children
Norman-Mahnomen Public Health 218-935-2527
White Earth WIC 218-983-3286 or 218-204-0399
Low Cost Food Bundle
M-State Detroit Lakes
2nd Monday of each month
Contact : www.rubyspantry.org
FEEDING OUR FAMILIES
White Earth Nation
Supplemental Food Package
Contact White Earth Nation 218-935-5554 ext 3217
Call, text or chat your local 211 to speak with a community resource specialist in your area who will help you find services and resources available to you.
MN FOOD HELPLINE
Do you know someone who needs help with food resources?
Helpline Hours M-F 9a-5p
WHITE EARTH COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET
WIC Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Vouchers, SNAP/EBT, Credit & Debit Cards Accepted
Thursdays 3-6 pm
Located in Mahnomen on S Main St