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 HARVESTER'S COMMUNITY FOOD NETWORK PROGRAMS
 

 Harvesters Mobile Food Pantry's will be at the following locations in Osage County each month:


CARBONDALE: 2nd Tuesday of each month 12 PM at the Carbondale Church of Christian Fellowship. Questions? call Pam at 785-828-4888
 
BURLINGAME: 3rd Thursday of each month, 10 AM at The Federated Church, 322 S Topeka Ave.  Questions? call Angie 785-654-3851

MELVERN:  3rd Thursday of each month, 12:30 PM at Melvern Community Center. 102 NE Main.

OSAGE CITY: 3rd Thursday of each month 10 - 11AM at Osage City Community Center, 517 S. 1st  Questions? call ECKAN at 785-528-5184
  
LYNDON: 3rd Friday of each month starting at 12 PM in Lyndon at Jones Park.  Questions? call Pam at 785-828-4888.

                CARS SHOULD PLAN ON LINING UP 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO DISTRIBUTION FOR TALLYING FOOD ALLOCATION NUMBERS. 
                FOOD WILL BE DISTRIBUTED UNTIL GONE. 
 
 
 
TEFAP
 
 
    Help House is "The Emergency Food Assistance Program" (TEFAP) distributor for Osage County.  The commodities are in addition to the clients regular food items from the Help House Pantry.  You do not have to be a client to receive the TEFAP food.  You do need to sign a Declaratory Statement that you meet the guidelines set for the program.  Questions? Call 785-828-4888
 
 
 
SNAP
 
HELP HOUSE IS NOW AVAILABLE TO ASSIST FAMILIES WITH SNAP "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program". APPLICATIONS.
 
CALL 785-828-4888 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
 
 
 
 

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, natural origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternate means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information is available I languages other than English.

To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in letter all the information requested in the form, call (866) 632-9992

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
fax:
(202) 690-7442; or
email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
 
 
 
 
 
Help House is the emergency assistance distribution partner with the "Salvation Army" for Osage County.





HELP HOUSE IS A PARTNERING AGENCY WITH
THE UNITED WAY OF THE FLINT HILLS

THANK YOU UNITED WAY FOR AWARDING HELP HOUSE
 $16,000.00
FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FOR 2019!



Help House

131 W 15th St, PO Box 356, Lyndon, KS 66451

Phone (785) 828-4888                     Email:  osagecountyhh@gmail.com

Website:  osagecountyhh.com



HELP HOUSE HOURS
              Monday 4PM - 7 PM, Tuesday - Friday 10AM - 1PM
Help House follows USD 421 Lyndon School closure policy due to inclement weather.

  
 
Calendar           Announcement       Application for Assistance         Help Resources 


If you have any information on your church or an event let us know at osagecountyhh@gmail.com.   Thanks!
                                                                                   
Jones Foundation                    Help Agency Listings detailed                    Other Food Resources
                                                         
                        Osage County Churches Missions                         
 
                                

ITEMS NEEDED
DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL

      FOOD ITEMS - SHELF STABLE:
            CANS OF FRUIT & VEGETABLES(ANY VARIETY)
                 PASTA SAUCES, CANNED PASTA, MACARONI & CHEESE
                      PEANUT BUTTER, JELLIES, MUSTARD,SALAD DRESSINGS
                           CEREAL, OATMEAL, JELLO, PUDDING, CAKE MIXES/FROSTINGS, 
                                FRESH MEATS (INCLUDING DEER PACKKAGED IN A PLANT)
                                     CANNED MEAT, CANNED MEALS

(ALL DONATED MEAT MUST BE PACKAGED IN A PROCESSING
PLANT AND HAVE A USDA OR KANSAS STATE INSPECTION  IDENTIFICATION
ON PACKAGE) 

               BABY/INFANT ITEMS:
                    DIAPERS SIZES: 3,4,5 & 6   PULL-UPS SIZE 3,4 & 5
                        BABY FOOD (ALL VARIETIES)
                             BABY FORMULAS (ALL VARIETIES)
                                                                   
                        HEALTH CARE ITEMS:
                             SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER, BODY LOTIONS
                                  BODY WASH/SOAP, DEODORANT, TOOTHPASTE
                                        SHAVING CREAM, RAZORS, AND TOOTHPASTE
                                              KLEENEX, BANDAIDS, ANTIBIOTIC CREAM

                                      HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
                                               LAUNDRY SOAP
                                                       LAUNDRY SOFTNER
                                                              BLEACH
                                                                     DISH SOAP
                                                                             CLEANING PRODUCTS 


PLEASE BRING DONATED ITEMS TO HELP HOUSE ON THE DAYS WE ARE OPEN...

YOUR DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!








        AND A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL OUR HELP HOUSE VOLUNTEERS WHOSE WORK BLESSES AND ENCOURAGES SO MANY HERE IN OSAGE COUNTY AND KEEP THE DOORS OPEN AT HELP HOUSE.



GOOD SENSE BUDGET COURSE
THE  NEXT GOOD SENSE BUDGET COURSE WILL BE OFFERED ON

 MONDAY, APRIL 15TH, 2019
  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

CALL 785-828-4888 FOR MORE INFORMATION
MUST COMPLETE THE COURSE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE HELP HOUSE UTILITY ASSISTANCE 
REGISTER AT HELP HOUSE AND PICK UP THE PRE-COURSE WORKSHEETS.



HAVE A SAFE AND BLESSED EASTER!
HELP HOUSE WILL BE CLOSED ON APRIL 19TH FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF GOOD FRIDAY.

ission

Help House is a non-profit, Christian organization, founded in 2003 by the churches of Osage County, for the purpose of providing emergency assistance for the basic needs of individuals and families in Osage County.

Help House exists to provide our hearts and
hands to help in an unconditional, compassionate, and non-judgmental way.
  In addition, when appropriate, we offer intangible assistance of "food for the spirit" through sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Help House is supported by contributions, donations, and volunteers. We work in cooperation with other agencies and organizations to help provide complete care to those we serve and to empower them to discover their God-given gifts, abilities and inner-strengths.  Our ultimate goal is to guide all toward more dependence on God and interdependence with others.


DAYS HELP HOUSE IS CLOSED


  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday for Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and Friday
  • December 24 thru January 1, 2019


 
Guidelines for Assistance
 
New clients should bring in Photo ID, proof of income and proof of residency in Osage County.


Income guidelines for Food Assistance:

Family Size                   Monthly Income 

      1                                        $1316.00
      2                                        $1784.00
      3                                        $2252.00
      4                                        $2720.00
      5                                        $3188.00
      6                                        $3656.00
      7                                        $4124.00
      8                                        $4592.00

Each additional member +$468.00


Clients can come in once a month and receive a three - five day food supply.

Residents of Osage County are welcome to select needed items from our clothing plus store.

HELP HOUSE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER


Utility Assistance
Help House provides utility assistance on a limited basis.  To qualify individuals must attend or have documentation of attending an approved budget course prior to receiving assistance.  Help House offers a course each month except December.

How Can I Help?

We ask that the faith community keep Help House, its Board of Directors, Advisory Committee, and clients in their prayers. Volunteers are an essential part of this important ministry. If you would like to become a member of the volunteer staff, please call and talk to a volunteer at Help House.


Cash Donations

There is a continual need for monetary donations that can be applied toward maintenance, utilities, supplies, and food.


Material Donations

Donations of food, clothing, and paper goods may be taken to Help House during regular operating hours, or left inside the shed located on the south side of the building.  All clothing should be clean, in season, and in good condition. Children’s clothing and blankets are always in short supply.

If you have large, working appliances or furniture, please call first.  Please do not drop these items off by the shed.




Last Update APRIL 3, 2019