Who We Are

High Plains Helping Hands is a faith based ministry serving the Northeast Colorado Springs area where few agencies are able to assist our neighbors in need. When our neighbors find themselves in need due loss of job, accident, illness or lifelong disability, we offer food and resources, as well as prayer and encouragement to meet their immediate need. Classes, work and development programs are used to help our neighbors become self sufficient. We celebrate with our neighbors when they begin working and giving back to the community.  Today, thanks to our generous partners, HPHH serves 17 zip codes in Northeast Colorado Springs and neighboring areas.

How We Are Supported

hphh-food-pantryHPHH seeks to receive financial and other donation support from local businesses, organizations, churches and individuals. It operates through the numerous service hours of our dedicated volunteers who pick up food, stock and organize it, pack food bags for clients, pray, encourage, plan special events, answer phone calls, enter information into the database and serve on the board of directors.

Who We Support

HPHH distributes food monthly to as many as 450 families, serving over 1200 individuals. Many of our clientele are elderly, disabled, and/or unemployed. As the number of families we serve continues to grow and as we increase our services to these families, our organization’s critical needs, including food and more financial support, have also increased dramatically. It is our desire to be seen as a community service agency that is supported by the local churches, businesses, and families in the community.

Ways We Minister to Our Neighbors

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  1. Food – Within our own community, there are many families in need, whether due to a family crisis, illness, or lack of work. Our ministry is able to help by providing food to these families during such times. Many of the families have nowhere else to turn for help!
  2. Prayer – As clients comes in, we ask if they would like prayer. It has been our honor to pray with the majority of people and to witness how God answers those prayers.
  3. Encouragement – We value every person and show dignity and respect to everyone who visits us. Our lobby is clean and welcoming and we offer conversation and encouragement and listen to what each person has to say.
  4. Educational Classes – Our goal is to empower our clients by teaching them certain life skills. We offer classes in food handling and preparation, nutrition and healthy cooking, budgeting and finance, spiritual purpose and relationships, and we continue to expand our offerings based upon need.
  5. Thanksgiving Meals – Families in our community are given everything needed for a complete Thanksgiving dinner so that they may enjoy a special time with their families.
  6. Christmas Meals –  Christmas meal bags are also provided for the families.
  7. CSFP – The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a USDA program; one group it targets is low-income seniors, 60 and over. Our pantry is a CSFP site where qualifying seniors are able to sign up and receive this extra box of nutritional food each month.
  8. SNAP – The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called food stamps, provides extra assistance to qualifying individuals and families. Our pantry has trained volunteers who are able to help with signing up and submitting applications.

Our Vision

The vision of High Plains Helping Hands (HPHH) is to provide immediate relief and resources to achieve
long-term self-sufficiency!

Our Mission

girl coloring at hphhThe mission of High Plains Helping Hands, Inc. is helping our neighbors in need by providing food, education, spiritual and emotional support with kindness, acceptance and respect.

We do this by:

  • Offering sufficient food
  • Developing mutually beneficial partnerships in the community to refer and receive clients
  • Offering safe environment for clients, volunteers and donors

Our Values

  • We value God’s ownership of the ministry
  • We value the power of prayer
  • We value relationships; with those we serve, partners, volunteers, business , churches
    and donors
  • We value our community
  • We value the total person; mind, body and spirit