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HARVESTERS

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


CARBONDALE:  2nd  Tuesday of each month, 12 - 1pm at the Carbondale Church of Christian Fellowship. Questions call Pam at 785-828-4888.

MELVERN:  3rd Thursday of each month from 12:30 to 1:30pm at the corner of Main and Mayes Street. Questions call Carolyn at 785-549-3419.

OSAGE CITY:  3rd Thursday of each month,10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Osage City Community Center, 517 S. 1st, Osage City.
                        Questions call ECKAN at 785-525-5184.

LYNDON:  3rd Friday of each month starting at 12:00 in Lyndon at Jones Park.  Questions call Pam at 785-828-4888.


TEFAP

    Help House is "The Emergency Food Assistance Program" (TEFAP) distributor for Osage County.  The commodities are in addition to the clients regular food distribution 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
Information is available at Help House for those who would like to sign up for the SNAP program.
Call and ask for Pam at 785-828-4888 for more information.




Help House is the distribution partner for the Salvation Army Funds in Osage County.



Help House Inc.

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

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

Website:  osagecountyhh.com



HELP HOUSE HOURS
              TUESDAY - FRIDAY and the 1st & 3rd Saturday from 10:00AM - 1:00 PM


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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 MONTHS OF SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER


FOOD ITEMS:
CANS OF FRUIT, VEGETABLES, PASTA, PASTA SAUCES,
SOUPS, CANNED PASTA, PEANUT BUTTER, JELLIES,
MACARONI & CHEESE, CEREALS, FRESH VEGETABLES, JELLO, PUDDING, CAKE MIXES, CORNBREAD MIX, AND CANNED MEATS.

                   BABY/INFANT ITEMS:
                            DIAPERS SIZES 1,3,4, & 5.  PULL-UPS SIZE 3,4 & 5
                            BABY FOOD ALL VARIETIES.


                             HEALTH CARE ITEMS:
                         SUCH AS SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER
                        BODY WASH/SOAP, SHAVING CREAM/RAZORS,
                                                         DEODORANT, AND TOOTHPASTE.                 
    
                    
PLEASE BRING DONATED ITEMS TO HELP HOUSE DAYS WE ARE OPEN...

YOUR DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!



+++++UNITED WAY FUND RAISER+++++
Help House will be presenting Ballroom Dance Classes to raise money for United Way of the Flint Hills.  Classes will be held from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at the Vassar Community Center, Croco Rd. Vassar.  All proceeds will be donated to United Way.  United Way is an agency partner with Help House and provides financial assistance to the Help House Food Pantry and Utility Fund assistance programs.

Classes will be as followed: 


October 19 - Rhumba & Cha-Cha
October 26 - East Coast & West Coast Swing

$25.00 a class.  You must bring your own dance partner.  Call 785-828-3760 or 785-817-3833 to enroll.   Jerry & Pam Bilyeu, Instructors.



Winter is Coming....
We are now collecting coats for our annual coat give-a-way.  Please bring coats in any and all that are in good condition, clean and clean.  We were in short supply of children's coats last year and they were the most needed. 

Coats are now available during normal Help House hours until October 30th.


GOOD SENSE BUDGET COURSE
THE  GOOD SENSE BUDGET COURSE WILL BE OFFERED ON
MONDAY NOVEMBER 2ND & 9TH
  SESSION 1 IS: 9AM - 12:30 PM
SESSION 2 IS: 6PM - 9:30 PM
MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS TO COMPLETE THE COURSE. 
PICK WHICH SESSION IS BEST FOR YOU, THEN COME IN AND REGISTER AT HELP HOUSE
AND
PICK UP THE PRE-COURSE WORKSHEETS.



*****HARVESTER'S CIRCLE OF HOPE AWARD*****
HELP HOUSE WAS RECENTLY RECOGNIZED BY HARVESTER'S FOR THE "2015 KANSAS INDIVIDUAL PANTRY CIRCLE OF HOPE AWARD".  THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS, CHURCH SUPPORTERS, INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS, CORPORATE SUPPORTERS, AND UNITED WAY OF THE FLINT HILLS WHO HAVE MADE THE MINISTRY OF HELP HOUSE IN HELPING TO COMBAT HUNGER
IN OSAGE COUNTY SO SUCCESSFUL!! 
YOU HAVE ALL MADE A DIFFERENCE

Mission

Help House, Inc. 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, Inc. 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, Inc. is supported by solely 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.


Hours of Operation

Help House is open Tuesday through Friday and the 1st and 3rd Saturday's of a month from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  The following days are the exception:

  • New Year's Day
  • Friday & Saturday before Easter
  • Memorial Day Week-end
  • 4th of July Week-end
  • Labor Day Weekend
  • Thanksgiving Day through Saturday
  • December 24-26 & December 31st

We are closed if the Lyndon 421 School is closed due to inclement weather.
 
Guidelines for Assistance
 
New clients should bring in proof of income and proof of residency in Osage County.


Income guidelines for 2015

Family Size                   Yearly Income 

      1                                        $17,655
      2                                        $23,895
      3                                        $30,135
      4                                        $36,375
      5                                        $42,615
      6                                        $48,855
      7                                        $55,095
      8                                        $61,335


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

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

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 in 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 to check for available space in the building.  Please do not drop these items off by the shed.




Last Update October 19, 2015