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People Helping People

in Hernando County, Inc.

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What's Happening at the help center!

Are you interested in holding a meeting at our HELP Center, or just need to know what's going on?
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Executive Director's report

Let’s face facts, 2020 and 2021 were rough years for a lot of people. I’m very proud of the way our volunteers have pulled PHP through the pandemic, continuing to help those who need a meal, a shower, toiletries, clean clothes, help with paperwork, and so much more!

This past year, we started a new partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay offering a monthly free produce distribution, and with Dollar General getting weekly meat and dairy items. These programs help those in our community who need a little extra help providing for their families. We’ve also compiled a list of food pantries and programs around Hernando County, which has been shared and distributed thousands of times. All these things help fulfill our mission “to end hunger in Hernando County”.

We’ve also expanded our outreach beyond food to include utilizing our HELP Center for AA meetings, GED training, Rotary, and community group meetings. Additionally, we’ve helped people complete SNAP forms, fill out job applications, and obtain tablets and phones.

As we approach 2022, we have a lot more to accomplish. We look for the HELP Center to be the type of place where people can find help with any number of things, from counseling to training and anything that will offer them a hand up in life to improve living in Hernando County.

We cannot do these things alone. Volunteers are essential at PHP and I want to thank everyone who puts in so much time and effort working at the HELP Center. If you can ever lend a hand, feel free to let us know and we’ll see how we can put you to work.

With warmest regards,
Becky Burton, Executive Director
People Helping People in Hernando County, Inc.

Mark your calendar

Free Clinic: Tuesday, January 11, 10am-1pm  
Kass Circle Clean-up: Saturday, January 15, 8:00 am
Free Clinic: Tuesday, January 25, 10am-1pm
Mobile Food Distribution: Wednesday, January 26, 10:30 am
Free Clinic: Tuesday, February 8, 10am-1pm
Chili Cook-off: Saturday, February 19, 1am-3pm
Free Clinic: Tuesday, February 22, 10am-1pm
Mobile Food Distribution: Wednesday, February 23, 10:30 am

Space for Rent

Our HELP Center has available space to rent to individuals and organizations to accommodate both large and small groups.  The Center has a dining room, multipurpose room, commercial kitchen and restrooms.  The furniture allows for flexible and social distancing during these current times.  The entire space was renovated in the past year and has had little use due to the pandemic.  For information about rental,  please fill out the form for our calendar or contact Becky at (352) 686-4466 or

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