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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Gooding ID

Helping Hearts and Hands
Gooding, ID 83330
Details: Our goal at Helping Hearts & Hands is to be available to the people in Gooding County, Idaho, to provide assistance with needs beyond their financial ability. Our primary function since opening our doors on February 28, 2007 as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit is as a Food Pantry. We work with local schools to provide food for a weekend backpack program for students who are food insecure, and this program continues year round. We operate a Coats for Kids and Adults program. We have a small budget for assistance. We feel that any person in need of assistance within the County should be able to reach out for help, and we want to be there. We try to have resources available for emergency assistance for basic needs such as: food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Our help is short term, to assist people until they can secure help from other resources or become self-sufficient. Many of the people we assist are employed, but statistics show their income is not enough to meet basic needs.