About Us

Helping Hands Association, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, that was created to provide assistance to individuals and families, primarily through food donations, but also through love and compassion as well.   

We are supported by several local organizations and individuals with an interest in serving those in need.  We also partner with others in the community to better reach those in need and distribute food successfully.  

All donations made to Helping Hands Association, Inc. are tax deductible.  There is also no danger involved with donating food to Helping Hands Association, Inc.  Both Florida and the federal government have laws protecting donors from liability.  For more information, see the "Good Samaritan Food Donation Act" and the "Jack Davis Florida Restaurant Lending a Helping Hand Act".  

Helping Hands has no paid employees and is completely operated by volunteers. So, 100% of donations go to help those in need.  Also, because Helping Hands is a nonprofit organization, there is no cost for food.  Helping Hands also wants to make the giving process as hassle-free as possible, so there is no paperwork to complete in order to receive food.  

We just want to share God’s grace and abundance. We are able to share the abundance in several different ways.  Every week, Helping Hands is blessed to receive thousands of pounds of surplus food through generous donations.  We are able to use these donations to prepare meals for those who are less fortunate.  Some of those meals are also delivered to partnering organizations for distribution as well.  The remainder of the food each week is packaged in boxes and is distributed directly to individuals and families in need, as well as churches, individuals, and other organizations, who are able to get it to those in need.  

For more details, please call Lyle Haney at (850) 307-7375.


If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please click here.  

To learn more about how you can get involved or to give a donation, please visit those pages. 


A Copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.   1-800-435-7352  

Reg. # CH37397