©2018 BY HELPING HANDS CHATTANOOGA

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE HOMELESS TO BE HUNGRY

 

About

OUR MISSION

"To provide a place for people to obtain basic food items anonymously while building a sense of community amongst neighbors and changing the perception around hunger."

 

"You don't have to be homeless to be hungry"

 

 

The Helping Hands Community Pantry are unlocked pantries in  Chattanooga 37404 neighborhoods, providing 24hr access to basic resources such as non-perishable food items. A basic need some people may otherwise go without. The hope is that these pantries will help empower and educate our neighborhood, while at the same time providing for those who need and invoking empathy on those who give. The contents of the pantries will be donated and maintained by sponsors, residents and local neighbors. They are strategically located for unlimited access and are user friendly.


 
 

HIGHLAND PARK/RIDGEDALE
OAK GROVE
GLENWOOD

HIGHLAND PARK COMMONS 

2000 UNION AVENUE

CHATTANOOGA, TN 37404

CLINICA MEDICOS

1300 E. 23RD STREET            

CHATTANOOGA, TN 37404

GLENWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD

351 DERBY CIRCLE                 

CHATTANOOGA, TN 37404

HELPING HANDS (head quarters)

1106 S. GREENWOOD AVENUE

CHATTANOOGA, TN 37404

Churchville 

Location Coming Soon

Pantry Locations

"TAKE WHAT YOU NEED, DONATE IF  YOU CAN"

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Inspiration

A PHENOMENAL WOMAN

On April 16th my Mother passed away,

But let me tell a little about her life.

She worked hard day in and day out

To make sure her children were alright.

 

Although she worked long, 12 hour days,

One day she found her cupboards were bare.

She made herself a promise that day

To never be hungry and always have enough to share.

 

My Mother continued to work very hard

Feeding our family and some of our friends too.

She even took others into our home

Whatever you needed, she would do.

 

She was a very tall, very thin woman

But she had a very, very huge heart.

So this Pantry is just a small way

To carry on her legacy and do my part.

 

Take what you need or donate if you can

Let’s just take care of one another.

Let's accept a Helping Hand.

 

In honor of Reba D. Swopes, my Phenomenal Mother!!

 

Who We Are

IUNIKE AND RHONDA STEVENS

Through their experience fostering children at their home in Highland Park, Iunike and Rhonda's eyes were opened to the fact that you do not have to be homeless to be hungry. Inspired by Iunike's late mother’s community work, she wants to install outdoor cabinets in public spaces in each of the neighborhoods in 37404 to be filled with non-perishable food items. The food is donated by the founders and people in the neighborhood. The food is  free to take by anyone who may be struggling to feed their families, or who just need a little assistance to make it to the next day. Rhonda and Iunike entered into the Causeway VII challenge and became 1 of 10 winners who wanted to make a change in their neighborhoods. They hope the project will meet a real need, and connect her neighbors.

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THIS PROJECT IS POWERED BY CAUSEWAY:

"Where there's a cause there's a way"
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Contacting Us

Get in touch with Helping Hands to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

1106 S Greenwood Ave
Chattanooga, TN, USA

423-415-1116

Volunteers Packing Food