Our Mission

The Mission of Helping Hands is to ultimately eliminate hunger in Kilgore, Texas, by distributing nutritious foods to people in need, building strong community partnerships, promoting self-sufficiency, instilling confidence and hope, while engaging the public in the fight to end hunger. The intent is to “Serve God by Serving Others”.

Vision Statement: “A healthy, hunger-free community and a brighter future for all”.

Serving the KISD school district. Clients may come for an emergency supply of food every 30 days as needed.

Need assistance filing for SNAP, Medicare or Medicaid? We have a Volunteer to assist you during our Pantry hours. M-T-Thrs. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. by appointment. Please call (903) 984-1796



Operating in Kilgore:
31 years

Percentage of total agency clients served that reside in Kilgore:
93 percent
(the remaining 7 percent live in Overton or elsewhere but have children in Kilgore ISD)

Individuals served per month:
1,525 average

Average cost per person served per month:
$6.50 each

Average age served:
40-55 (mid-age families, the elderly)

Total number of paid staff: 2

201 S. Martin St. Kilgore, TX 75662