Our Story


Our History
Helping Hands has been serving people in need for over thirty years.
Helping Hands of Goose Creek  was started by the Goose Creek Clergy Association after Hurricane Hugo in 1989 to distribute emergency food
to families in a crisis situation.  Helping Hands volunteers and its client friendly center has been in continuous operation since its inception.
Helping Hands services include a client’s choice food selection and client hands-on budget training program.
We impact the lives of families, children and seniors by solving one of the biggest struggles they face, getting enough nutritious food to eat to live a healthy life.
We have distributed over two million meals to date!
We also provide services that include money management training and programs that help families achieve self–sufficiency.
Our local Rotary Club Members conduct on-site budget training.
Food distribution and training by our friendly volunteers remains the primary focus of Helping Hands of Goose Creek.

Our Mission
To assist families in need as they strive for self-sufficiency.

The Need
For thousands of households facing tough choices to make ends meet, cutting back on food is often the solution, but it comes at a steep price.
For children, hunger impacts the ability to learn. For adults, the ability to work. For seniors, the ability to manage illness and maintain health.

      Helping Hands of Goose Creek is a:

  • Christian-based crisis assistance center.
  • A Goose Creek Clergy Association project.
  • A Goose Creek resource since 1989.
  • Lowcountry Food Bank Agency Partner.  USDA Emergency Food Assistance Provider. *
  • HHGC is a 501(c) (3) organization, Federal Tax ID 57-0891298 REV. 07-06-20

We would love to serve the community with you! 

There are 258 serving opportunities each month!  We are sure we have a place for you!  Weekdays 8:30-12, Certain Saturdays each month 8:30-12, or 2 lunchtime serve opportunities per month from 11:30-1:30. Check out our serve opportunities via our POINT volunteer app.


We would love to feed the community through you!

Helping Hands welcomes donations of nonperishable foods and financial partnerships everyday! Since hunger doesn’t take a break, we rely on the generous donations from community organizations and grocery partners to feed our families all year round. Make financial donations online at www.helpinghandsofGooseCreek.org or at the pantry.

We would love to care for those you love. 

  • Helping Hands offers crisis food assistance to anyone in need.  We serve the unhoused, the working poor, and those down on their luck with grace and dignity.  If you know someone in need, we would be honored if you referred those you love to be cared for by our team.


We now have a Blessing Box at the pantry.

This will be filled with food items when we are closed on weekends and holidays for families in need.

One simple rule applies – Leave what you can, take what you need. 

Additionally, if you look up https://www.chsblessingbox.org online it will show the locations of all the Blessing Boxes in the tri-county area.


*This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

*USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

As a UDSA Pantry Partner, please be advised that Helping Hands of Goose Creek will distribute USDA allocated foods on a monthly basis during our regular operating hours to all families who qualify by the financial guidelines set forth  by the USDA.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency 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 may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.   11/21