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People Helping People

in Hernando County, Inc.

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Executive Director's report

In 2020, People Helping People helped Hernando County residents facing hunger, including families, homeless, seniors and over 650 children each week, which equates to 22,000 meals from Oct.-Dec. 2020. All this, even through a pandemic.
No man is an island. The work that we do is not accomplished by one individual but by an amazing group of volunteers and YOU! Without the support of the community, we cannot work. Thanks to partnerships with local restaurants, churches, organizations and other charities, we provide healthy, adequate, and consistent food to our community. Because of COVID-19, your support is needed more than ever to accomplish our goals, and I thank you. Without donations, we cannot accomplish our mission to feed the hungry in Hernando County. It costs $135 per year, per child, to fill Weekend Blessings bags. With the growth of this program, that could be more than $100,000 in 2021. And that’s only one of our programs!
I know I’m not alone when I look forward to life getting back to “normal” and opening up the HELP Center for classes, meetings and community events. If you want to help in this endeavor, please let me know.
Here’s to a happy, healthy and stable 2021!
With warmest regards,
Becky Burton, Executive Director
admin@phphernando.org

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COVID-19 & THE HELP CENTER

PHP's headquarters is located at the HELP Center at 1396 Kass Circle, Spring Hill, 34606. The hours are limited due to COVID-19, so it's best to call (352) 686-4466 to pickup food or to inquire about something you need.  If you need to enter the building, MASKS are required.  If you do not have a mask, we will give you one, as the health department strongly recommends that you wear one inside a building.  

Currently, the HELP Center is open for showers on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10AM until 1PM for homeless individuals.  Appointments must be made before you are allowed to shower at the HELP Center.  Please bring a clean set of clothes to your appointment time for dressing after your shower.  

Need A Kitchen?

Have you been told that you should open a restaurant?  Or that you make an amazing dessert?  You might make the world's best chocolate cheesecake but if you sell it out of your kitchen, you'll be shut down before you know it.  Luckily for you, there's something called an Incubator Kitchen. It's a licensed commercial kitchen for rent on an hourly basis as you need it.  And People Helping People has one in Spring Hill!  With an incubator kitchen you can reserve the kitchen, cook your cheesecake and legally sell your special dessert. PHP Kitchen may be the perfect place to launch a local eating establishment or start a mail-order food business.  The first step is to make an appointment to see PHP's Kitchen and then discuss how it would work for you. See our website page by clicking here or call Becky at (352) 686-4466.

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 admin@phphernando.org.

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