To qualify for assistance, clients must meet Food Stamp Guidelines. For specific information, see our FAQ section. Basic necessities include, fresh meat (when available), canned meats/proteins, canned vegetables, breads (crackers, rice, pasta, mac&cheese, cereal, soups, potatoes, fruits (canned, dried fruit), milk (dry or fresh, when available), personal hygiene products, basic needs, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.
Visits by phone or in person:
Food deliveries (on the 2nd Saturday of each month)
Small house repair
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Shop includes clothing, furniture, books,
housewares, and some appliances. Qualified clients are given a $15 voucher for clothing and/or other necessary household items for up to 3 months.
Donations are accepted during regular hours or by appointment all other times.
Each year in August, school supplies are purchased by H.I.S. Ministries and distributed to clients with school age children. Monetary donations are greatly needed to purchase items.
Only the basics are provided, e.g.
paper, pencils, pens, notebooks, crayons, glue, folders, and backpacks
This is not everything required but we feel that it will lighten the burden of back to school shopping for parents and guardians.
FREE transportation provided to hospitals, clinics, and appointments
Service is available for people in the Santa Fe & Hitchcock school district areas.
ALL transportation requests require 24 hour notice.
A meal to be cooked is provided to each family requesting assistance. We, typically, provide dinners for around 300 families (including 1,000 people) at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Meals include a turkey for Thanksgiving and a ham for Christmas, with all the fixings. DONATIONS for meals are gratefully accepted.
Toys are distributed to clients with children. Preregistration is required. Marine Corps Toys-For-Tots donates many of the toys.
Over 250 toys and new bikes are given to families in the service area.