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Hand of Hope America Food Pantry & Resource Center

Food Pantry and Resource Center

Hands of Hope America Community Center

 Community Center

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Hands of Hope America

Four Corners News Sun ArticleHands of Hope extending its arms to help

Hands of Hope America Feeding the Hungry
Food distribution at a Hands of Hope Food Pantry.

These are challenging times, but there is a ray Hope.

Hands of Hope America started out in the home of Executive Director Evelisse Bookhut as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) in 2019.  Since then, they have grown into two locations.  One pantry, located at 9230 U.S. Highway 192, Clermont, is open 3three days a week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A second location, at the Four Corners Community Center, 16605 Sunrise Lake Blvd., No. 3, Clermont, is where it provides social services, enrichment programs, ESOL classes, resources for mental health issues and educational training.

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First and foremost, we want to thank God for allowing Hands of Hope America to assist the residents of the Four Corners of Central Florida with our programs. We also thank our community residents, businesses, partners and volunteers for making this possible.

The organization is compounded as a collective effort between community residents, local churches, businesses, and social service agencies. Our founder, directors and staff are committed to assist the community to raise your quality of life.

Our Mission

Hands of Hope America Equips, Empowers, and Restores individuals, families, and communities in need in the Four Corners of Central Florida. Hands of Hope America brings hope to underserved communities. Our resources and services are designed to address the growing issues of food insecurity, poverty, educational literacy, and unemployment.

Our Vision is to provide accessible services and resources to restore self-sufficiency and dignity to all people. The organization is compounded as a collective effort between community residents, local churches, businesses, and social service agencies.

Who We Serve

Based in the Four Corners area of Central Florida, where Lake, Osceola, Orange and Polk Counties come together, we look to our surrounding communities to see who might need the variety of services we can offer. Beyond Four Corners, we spread our support throughout the four counties. We know any family can find themselves in difficult times, whether it be because of a medical condition, loss of a job or a stressful family situation. It’s not your fault. Sometimes life just deals us a difficult hand.

• 1 in 8 Families go hungry EVERY DAY.

• 1 in 6 Children go hungry EVERY DAY.

How We Serve

For those who need assistance with feeding their family, we offer a Food Pantry, to make sure everyone gets a nutritious meal, to ensure their on-going well-being. We offer Medical services, when someone in your family is ill, and you can’t afford the traditional trip to the doctor. We can also help you with the SNAP program (aka “Food Stamps”). When trying to improve your financial position, we can help make sure you and your family have the proper clothes you need to get and get a job or a better position with our Clothing Closet. We have a variety of new and lightly used clothes to help supplement your wardrobe. We also can connect you with Horizon Staffing, to help you locate that perfect job.

Sometimes, just getting the legal paperwork together is a challenge. We offer Notary Public services, to make sure all legal forms are properly filled in and filed. Or maybe you are having difficulty finding a place to live that you can afford. We can direct you to resources which will help put a roof over you head, so you have a comfortable place to call home.

When times are tough, family situations can become stressed. That’s why we offer Marriage Counseling, to help bring your family together. Or maybe the kids need some help with school. We offer Tutoring in a variety of subjects.

Counseling

Participants that enroll in the program will have access to a variety of counseling referral programs. Depending on the participant’s need and goals, the participant can receive financial independence counseling, family planning, parenting counseling, and mental health counseling, immigration naturalization counseling. Depending on the programs, the individual will receive personal or group counseling by volunteers. Hands of Hope America aims to distribute basic necessities such as food, water, clothing, housing assistance, and access to mental health counseling and medical care to children, teens, and young adults in poverty, crisis, or homeless individuals and families. We aim to provide financial counseling, credit repair assistance, and budget classes. The mental health counseling will provide, anger management, life skill classes, self-sufficient training, stress relief training, alcohol and narcotics anonymous classes and assist our veterans with needs.

Stories of Hope

We’ve been so blessed to be able to help so many in our community. And we’re so happy when our neighbors share their stories of how our services have helped them improved their lives – family, health, finances – and more.

We Need Your Help!

For us to continue to help our community, we rely on the donations and volunteering of our neighbors and nearby companies. Even a small donation, made on a monthly basis can help those in need. And Corporate donations, through partners and sponsors, bring tremendous help to the communities we serve.

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How Can We Help You?

Please contact us with your challenges, donations, sponsorships or questions. You can email us at [email protected], or call us at 352-432-3824. We look forward to hear how we can help each other.

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