The mission of the H.E.L.P Ministries Inc. is to service individuals with a need in the Tampa Bay Area with; free meals, to promote better health, to enhance education, encourage social activities, and to provide a single point of entry into the world of services for patrons. Services provided by our organization fall in to three main program areas:
1. Food And Nutrition / Hunger Relief
2. Health and Education Services
3. Social Enrichment Activities
On an average week, we supply upwards of 800 families with bags of richly nutritional & well-balanced food supplies. This amounts to 10,000 lbs. of food per week. This is a major accomplishment, as no other organization in our region is able to meet the same fresh food supplement levels that we are. We have significant success with our Human Services, education & wellness partnerships, which we constantly seek to increase & expand. We collaborate with Well-Care to provide weekly mobile health screenings. We bring healthcare closer to the community by hosting health education days & fairs at the pantry. The community knows that our job resource bank is available to them. HELP accepts responsibility for monitoring each step of a client's quest on the path to securing lasting & meaningful work; from education, application, proper clothing, motivation, interview & job-site mentor-all on the road to self -sufficiency. Our website is replete with testimonies that attest to our work. Where there is need, we provide: clothing, toys, holiday baskets & much more. Through long term planning, formation of our food policy council & planning association, we create weekly food charts & healthy menus for participants. Our clients benefit greatly & are quite knowledgeable about proper nutrition & diet. We solicit Human Service organizations to provide prevention workshops & information sessions to improve accessibility to their direct services. Lastly, though most importantly to most, we provide deeply personal emotional support in the form of devotional meetings where community members can hear words of comfort, share their stories & receive hope in their journeys towards changed meaningful.