Welcome to Helping Hands of Kilgore

Helping Hands is a local food pantry in Kilgore Texas.
We are a faith based non profit 501c3 organization.

Food insecurity is…

  • the family trying to make ends meet while one or both parents are out of work
  • having to make the impossible decision between paying for food, utilities or medicine that someone in your household dearly needs
  • the kids being out for the summer and not being able to eat lunch at school for three months.

Pantry Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
9:00 am to 12:00 noon



The Mission of Helping Hands is to ultimately eliminate hunger in Kilgore Texas, by distributing nutritous foods to people in need, building strong community partnerships, promoting self-sufficiency, instilling confidence and hope, while engaging the public in the fight to end hunger.

The intent is to “Serve God by Serving Others”


“A healthy, hunger free community and a brighter future for all.”


One in four children were hungry today in East Texas

In East Texas, more than 200,000 people were food insecure last year.

One in five East Texans, including one in four children, were hungry today.

Families per month (on average)

Helping Hands of Kilgore serves the Kilgore ISD community. They provide food and other services for an average of 300 families a month, totaling almost 3,600 families a year.

Call (903) 984-1796, stop by the Pantry at 201 S. Martin Street and let the team at Helping Hands help you!

We Change Lives!!!

Helping Hands of Kilgore has helped thousands of families in the Kilgore ISD community. Read about some of our success stories or see how we can help you.

Our Story

Our ministry began with the oil bust of the 1980s and continues to this day.

How Can I Help?

Whether you want to donate your time, talent or money, Helping Hands welcomes your assistance!

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