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We like to post articles here about Helping Hands Pantry from local news outlets. We are helping feed the hungry throughout much of the Inland Empire.

Helping hands turn out for Redlands Pantry

Judson Garden - in the newsRedlands Daily Facts (CA)
August 11, 2012
Section: News
Laurie Williams, correspondent

REDLANDS – Helping hands were everywhere Saturday on a half-acre garden plot where volunteers grow vegetables and fruit for people in need. Some dug trenches and laid pipe for an irrigation system. Others cleared more ground to expand the garden’s capacity, and then planted vegetables. All hands worked hard on an unusually hot Saturday, happy to boost Helping Hands Pantry in Redlands toward its goal of increasing the amount of fresh produce it can provide for people who…Read More

Redlands church group helps Helping Hands

Redlands Daily Facts (CA)
Date: July 3, 2012

The youth group from First Congregational Church of Redlands meets monthly to assist Helping Hands Pantry with any job that needs to be done. This may mean unloading a truck of donated baked goods or working in the tomato garden. The group recently pulled weeds and tied up the tomato plants at the Helping Hands Pantry’s garden. The youth leader is Wendy Zaragoza. Young people participating were Ben Zaragoza, Sam Zaragoza, Aiden Hovren, Caroline Soria, Natalie Soria…Read More

Teen scouts out Redlands food garden project

Redlands Daily Facts (CA)
Date: June 23, 2012
Author: Kristina Hernandez, staff writer

REDLANDS – With a rake in hand, 13-year-old Michael Young was hard at work Saturday morning helping fix and organize a community garden with vegetables to help feed the homeless and low-income families. Michael, 13, of Highland, took on a leadership role, directing close to 50 volunteers where to plant mulch, where to install manure and which plants needed a bit more TLC. The project is part of Michael’s Eagle Scout Service Project where members of the Boys Scouts of…Read More

Local charity fights hunger with new organic garden

Redlands Daily Facts (CA)
Date: June 5, 2011
Author: Dominique Perkins, for the Daily Facts

AmeriCorps teamed up with Helping Hands Pantry in Redlands to host a community day on Saturday to raise awareness and plant a new Victory Garden on Judson Street. Community members helped weed rows and plant vegetables. “The garden’s going to be beautiful in a few weeks,” said McKenna Collins, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps member and project outlet liaison for the event. Her team has been in the San Bernardino area for…Read More

Guide dogs visit Redlands Christian School

Redlands Daily Facts (CA)
Date: March 18, 2010
Author: Staff Writer

REDLANDS – Handmade signs with pictures of brownies and cookies drawn in crayon hang on doorways around the Redlands Christian School campus. The signs were made by kindergartners hoping to entice students and teachers to come to their bake sale. The bake sale is part of the kindergartners’ effort to raise enough money to sponsor the purchase of a harness for a guide dog that will someday serve the blind. “We love working with Guide Dogs of the Desert,” said kindergarten teacher Betsy Jeffers. “Last year we were able to raise enough money to…Read More

Churches team up to serve

Redlands Daily Facts (CA)
Date: August 29, 2009
Author: Joy Jeudes, staff writer

REDLANDS – About 300 volunteers were out in the heat Saturday spiffing up local schools, parks and charities. The River Christian Reformed Church organized the first Bless Redlands Day, a morning of community service organized by The River staff. “It’s just to bless Redlands and give God the glory,” said Will Verhoef, a pastor at The River who worked with the group at Lugonia Elementary School. Volunteers gathered for breakfast at The River on East Highland Avenue before spreading out to…Read More

Partnership between pantry, clinic brings more services

Redlands Daily Facts (CA)
Date: July 26, 2009
Author: Chantal M. Lovell, staff writer

REDLANDS – Redlands-based charity Helping Hands Pantry has teamed up with a San Bernardino health clinic to provide its customers with full-service care. Helping Hands has provided underprivileged residents of Redlands and surrounding communities with food and other necessities since April 2008. For about 35 years, the Social Action Community Health System (SAC) of Loma Linda University has provided the uninsured full service health and dental care. Four months ago, the two formally partnered and now offer…Read More

Pantry pitches in to feed the hungry

Redlands Daily Facts (CA)
Date: July 22, 2009
Author: Chantal M. Lovell, staff writer

REDLANDS – Local volunteers are on a mission to feed the hungry and do so nutritiously. Helping Hands Pantry, based in Redlands, provides several services to local communities. One such service is food distribution, which serves an average of 1,500 people each week, according to executive director Paul Dickau. “A lot of people just have a need,” Dickau said. “By providing groceries, this means they might be able to use that money to pay an electric bill.” One feature of Helping Hands Pantry is its own garden…Read More