Rhodes explained the most valuable donation they can receive is a monetary one. Helping Hands is able to purchase food in bulk from the Tarrant Area Food Bank at just 14 cents a pound and now with a new walk-in refrigerator – provided by an unnamed foundation – they will be able to store things like produce and stretch each dollar even farther.
Rhodes said they are also desperately in need of an associate director capable of eventually running the food bank portion of New Haven. He said it will be a salary position and is necessary because of how much the group has grown in recent years.
“We just try to meet the needs that we see,” he said. “The slack has to be picked up somewhere.”
For more information on the job or to donate, contact Rhodes at 940-452-1784 or visit Helping Hands office on SW 3rd Street.