Who We Are   

We were founded in 1987, as a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We organized to be an emergency source of help for a short term need for those who have lost their job, or have a need for temporary help. We assist by giving one food box per month as well as giving free clothing.


We also give monthly assistance to those who qualify for long term help. This is governed by government guidelines that we must follow. They also receive one food box per month as well as free clothing.

We give free food, clothing, furniture, and whatever else we have at the time, if a local family has lost their home due to fire.

We try to help people find employment whenever possible or point them to where they can get the education needed to secure a position.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve the people of Hawkins, Texas, and the surrounding area, who qualify, to the best of our ability, with the resources we have available.


To be eligible for assistance, they must meet one of three qualifications:


1. Have a Hawkins address.

2. Have a Hawkins phone number.

3. Live in the Hawkins school district.

Everyone is encouraged to shop in our thrift shops. All proceeds from these sales help fund the

food bank effort.

Opportunities to Serve.

Board of Directors

Hawkins Helping Hand

   Board of Directors

Jeff Karlson, Executive Director

Rose Herod, Secretary/Treasurer

Marvin R, Clark, Chairman

Vernon Johnson, Vice Chairman

Diana Casady

Richard Boultinghouse

Jon Kuehl

Bob Quinn

David Martin

Kathy Harper

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