Kalama Helping Hand
DO YOU NEED FOOD? CLOTHING? BEDDING?
If you fit this description and live in Kalama, please visit the Kalama Helping Hand. Open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., you only need to show ID that you live in Kalama to get help. Helping Hand started in 1982 when the government started to issue commodities, such as cheese, milk and butter. After two or three years, a food bank was added.
The Kalama Helping Hand is staffed by 18 volunteers – there is no paid staff. Some of these volunteers have been working at the Helping Hand so long, if it had a retirement program – they would qualify! The Helping Hand is not affiliated with any other agencies, they do it all on their own. Two yearly garage sales are the main fundraising events. There is a food drive in early December conducted by the Lions and Boy Scouts for the benefit of the Helping Hand.
Please stop by the Helping Hand located at 191 Cloverdale Road. Even if you do not need assistance, stop by and maybe offer a Helping Hand.