The Helping Hands Ministry at the First English Lutheran Church hosted their annual holiday food basket event to help individuals and families in need.
Helping Hands is a food pantry that was created by First English Lutheran Church about 40 years ago to used to help out congregation members who had been struggling.
As the holidays are inching closer, Helping Hands is doing their best to make sure every homeless person in the Great Falls community will have a chance to enjoy the holidays this year.
Carrie Parker, the director of Helping Hands, said, "These days, a lot of people have noticed that we have a homeless population downtown that has really exploded. So we're changing the face of Helping Hands to reach out and try to meet their needs."
She continued, "At this time of year, the rest of us are getting our trees ready, and preparing our menus for guests. These folks, it's just going to be another day. So anything that we can do to reach out and let people know that there's someone who cares. That's what we are trying to do.
The Pantry feeds up to 1,000 people a month.
For more information, or if you would like to help, call 406-453-9551.
You can also send donations to:
First English Lutheran Church
726 Second Avenue North
Great Falls, MT 59401
(Please specify Helping Hands)