If you need to send something to us, our mailing address is Helping Hands, PO Box 532, Howard City, MI 49329
The Cadets Club of Pine Grove collected food for us!
Helping Hands has been organized as a response to the needs of our community. Located in Howard City, we are a united effort of the Tri-County area churches to share the love of God and further His Kingdom by providing emergency food assistance, referral for counseling and a place to learn how you can help others.

We are always in need of these supplies:
Boxed Dinners · Boxed Potatoes · Canned Soups · Canned Fruits
Toothpaste & Toothbrushes · Deodorants & Soaps
Canned Vegetables · Pasta & Pasta Sauces · Healthy Cereals

There are three ways you can help us...
Pray - There are deep-seated reasons why poverty exists in a wealthy country such as ours. Please pray for those in need and also for those who are seeking to help others by changing policies that reinforce hunger and homelessness.
Volunteer - We are always in need of a few extra hands. Please check our Events page for upcoming events where we need help!  You may also call us at 231-937-5177, send us an e-mail, or fill out our volunteer form.
Give - Gifts of a money as well as supplies are gladly welcomed. Any money received goes toward buying food at a greatly reduced price through our partnerships with the various local businesses who have partnered with us.

Helping Hands Board President - Paul Eickenroth - 231-679-7969
Helping Hands Board Treasurer - Fred Plath - 231-937-6758
Helping Hands Board Secretary - Joyce Hanson - 231-937-4042
Helping Hands Scheduling Coordinator - Todd Emery - 616-633-7627
Get In Touch

Total People Helped In 2023
Adults
Jan - 275
Feb - 215
Mar - 357
Apr - 287
May - 394
June - 370
July - 388
August - 399
Total - 2286
Children
Jan - 125
Feb - 80
Mar - 152
Apr - 145
May - 209
June -174
July - 235
August - 172
Total - 1120
People
Jan - 400
Feb - 295
Mar - 509
Apr - 432
May - 603
June - 544
July - 623
August - 571
Total - 3406
Families
Jan - 131
Feb - 99
Mar - 167
Apr - 146
May - 182
June - 173
July - 176
August - 180
Total - 1074
New Clients
Jan - 14
Feb - 13
Mar - 22
Apr - 13
May - 12
June - 20
July - 17
August - 30
Total - 113
So far this year, we've been blessed to give 111 Easter baskets and help 653 families with someone aged 60+

Total People Helped In 2022
Adults
Jan - 197
Feb - 170
Mar - 226
Apr - 212
May - 260
Jun - 284
Jul - 270
Aug - 248
Sep - 265
Oct - 247
Nov - 341
Dec - 267
Total - 2882
Children
Jan - 81
Feb - 63
Mar - 98
Apr - 74
May - 167
Jun - 105
Jul - 126
Aug - 133
Sep - 108
Oct - 103
Nov - 129
Dec - 98
Total - 1198
People
Jan - 278
Feb - 233
Mar - 324
Apr - 286
May - 427
Jun - 353
Jul - 396
Aug - 381
Sep - 373
Oct - 350
Nov - 470
Dec - 365
Total - 4080
Families
Jan - 97
Feb - 170
Mar - 105
Apr - 100
May - 130
Jun - 118
Jul - 131
Aug - 118
Sep - 126
Oct - 126
Nov - 149
Dec - 129
Total - 1454
New Clients
Jan - 14
Feb - 7
Mar - 12
Apr - 8
May - 7
Jun - 16
Jul - 10
Aug - 5
Sep - 10
Oct - 11
Nov - 8
Dec - 13
Total - 120
We were blessed to be able to give out 68 Easter Baskets, 29 Turkeys, and 198 Turkey Breasts this year!

Total People Helped In 2021
Adults
Jan - 156
Feb - 167
Mar - 100
Apr - 110
May - 121
Jun - 104
Jul - 117
Aug - 130
Sep - 177
Oct - 124
Nov - 199
Dec - 199
Total - 1704
Children
Jan - 83
Feb - 97
Mar - 64
Apr - 45
May - 68
Jun - 63
Jul - 55
Aug - 71
Sep - 93
Oct - 39
Nov - 84
Dec - 99
Total - 861
People
Jan - 239
Feb - 264
Mar - 164
Apr - 155
May - 189
Jun - 167
Jul - 172
Aug - 201
Sep - 270
Oct - 163
Nov - 283
Dec - 298
Total - 2565
Families
Jan - 91
Feb - 76
Mar - 61
Apr - 63
May - 62
Jun - 65
Jul - 62
Aug - 73
Sep - 94
Oct - 67
Nov - 99
Dec - 101
Total - 914
New Clients
Jan - 9
Feb - 7
Mar - 4
Apr - 11
May - 6
Jun - 5
Jul - 6
Aug - 2
Sep - 8
Oct - 6
Nov - 13
Dec - 7
Total - 84

Total People Helped In 2020
Adults
Jan - 341
Feb - 266
Mar - 292
Apr - 249
May - 143
Jun - 138
Jul - 143
Aug - 231
Sep - 183
Oct - 202
Nov - 326
Dec - 204
Total - 2718
Children
Jan - 205
Feb - 131
Mar - 165
Apr - 121
May - 83
Jun - 63
Jul - 83
Aug - 124
Sep - 105
Oct - 119
Nov - 200
Dec - 111
Total - 1510
People
Jan - 546
Feb - 397
Mar - 457
Apr - 370
May - 226
Jun - 201
Jul - 226
Aug - 355
Sep - 288
Oct - 321
Nov - 526
Dec - 315
Total - 4228
Families
Jan - 170
Feb - 132
Mar - 148
Apr - 121
May - 68
Jun - 69
Jul - 78
Aug - 118
Sep - 93
Oct - 101
Nov - 159
Dec - 99
Total - 1356
New Clients
Jan - 18
Feb - 9
Mar - 17
Apr - 23
May - 9
Jun - 7
Jul - 5
Aug - 8
Sep - 5
Oct - 10
Nov - 11
Dec - 7
Total - 129
We were blessed to be able to give out 80 Easter Baskets, 178 turkeys and 269 bags of food from Leppinks Food for Thanksgiving/Christmas!

Total People Helped In 2019
Adults
Jan - 238
Feb - 279
Mar - 220
Apr - 353
May - 287
Jun - 287
Jul - 362
Aug - 331
Sep - 295
Oct - 336
Nov - 348
Dec - 363
Total - 3699
Children
Jan - 141
Feb - 137
Mar - 142
Apr - 209
May - 182
Jun - 180
Jul - 211
Aug - 199
Sep - 181
Oct - 199
Nov - 180
Dec - 206
Total - 2167
People
Jan - 379
Feb - 416
Mar - 362
Apr - 562
May - 469
Jun - 467
Jul - 573
Aug - 530
Sep - 476
Oct - 535
Nov - 528
Dec - 569
Total - 5866
Families
Jan - 124
Feb - 141
Mar - 112
Apr - 171
May - 139
Jun - 147
Jul - 175
Aug - 167
Sep - 194
Oct - 177
Nov - 156
Dec - 171
Total - 1874
New Clients
Jan - 12
Feb - 14
Mar - 3
Apr - 22
May - 9
Jun - 6
Jul - 20
Aug - 22
Sep - 12
Oct - 18
Nov - 9
Dec - 9
Total - 156
We were blessed to give out 105 Easter Baskets donated by Christ The King Church as well as 232 holiday meats and 140 bags of food from Leppinks Food for Thankgiving/Christmas!

Total People Helped In 2018
Adults
Jan - 384
Feb - 243
Mar - 274
Apr - 301
May - 297
Jun - 308
Jul - 270
Aug - 343
Sep - 232
Oct - 274
Nov - 344
Dec - 292
Total - 3562
Children
Jan - 222
Feb - 102
Mar - 154
Apr - 170
May - 162
Jun - 178
Jul - 185
Aug - 178
Sep - 141
Oct - 169
Nov - 205
Dec - 189
Total - 2055
People
Jan - 606
Feb - 345
Mar - 428
Apr - 471
May - 459
Jun - 486
Jul - 455
Aug - 521
Sep - 373
Oct - 443
Nov - 549
Dec - 481
Total - 5617
Families
Jan - 197
Feb - 125
Mar - 140
Apr - 158
May - 154
Jun - 151
Jul - 139
Aug - 174
Sep - 118
Oct - 150
Nov - 167
Dec - 150
Total - 1823
New Clients
Jan - 21
Feb - 16
Mar - 8
Apr - 11
May - 14
Jun - 10
Jul - 11
Aug - 21
Sep - 8
Oct - 11
Nov - 10
Dec - 12
Total - 153
We were blessed to give out 246 holiday meats and 121 bags of food from Leppinks Food for Thankgiving/Christmas!