Merciful H.E.L.P. Center Ministries

Merciful H.E.L.P. Center

Choice Food Pantry  HELP_logo_new

The Merciful H.E.L.P. Center operates the largest county food pantry in Hamilton County. We served 2,769 families in 2010 which totals 13,117 people!

To receive monthly grocery assistance you must provide proof of residency (for Hamilton County), which means a photo ID AND one of the following: lease, electric, gas, water, or cable bill. New participants will complete a short information page as well a grocery shopping list. Guests receive approximately one week's worth of groceries.

Merciful H.E.L.P. Center’s Choice Food Pantry is open:

  • Tuesdays 10am-noon
  • Tuesdays 5-7pm
  • Thursdays 10am-noon
  • Saturdays 9-11:30 am

Click here for closing dates.

Spring Cleaning Supplies and Seeds Giveaway:

Tuesday - April 12, 2016 - 10am-noon
Tuesday - April 12 , 2016 - 5-7pm
Thursday - April 14, 2016 - 10am-noon
Saturday - April 16, 2016 - 9-11:30am

Tuesday - April 11, 2017 - 10am-noon
Tuesday - April 11, 2017 - 5-7pm
Thursday - April 13, 2017 - 10am-noon
Saturday - April 15, 2017 - 9-11:30am



The Housewares Ministry was developed to serve those who have a lack of household items such as bedding and bath, kitchen essentials, dinnerware/glasses, small appliances, and cleaning implements. We help people who cannot afford to purchase these items as well as those who have lost their home with no place to store belongings, fire victims and more. The Housewares Ministry provided used housewares to over 650 people in 2010.

To receive assistance you must provide proof of residency (for Hamilton County), which means a photo ID AND one of the following: electric, gas, water, or cable bill.

Merciful HELP Center’s Housewares Ministry is open:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-noon
  • Saturdays 9-11:30 am


Gabriel Baby Pantry

The Merciful H.E.L.P. Center's Gabriel Baby Pantry serves expectant mothers and needy families until their child reaches the age of two.  Mothers in need who come in before their 7th month of pregnancy can receive maternity clothes, and a mommy gift bag. 

After the 7th month of pregnancy and until the baby is out of 2T clothing, we can provide help with material needs including clothing and baby gear. (Baby must be present after birth to receive items.)

The Baby Pantry is open:

  • Tuesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Furniture and Large Appliances

Merciful HELP Center’s furniture ministry delivers and picks up furniture about four times per week. In 2009, 427 pieces of furniture were picked up and delivered to families in need, in 2010 that number increased to 705.

We have a waiting list for many items, and we accept donations of: beds (twin, full and queen), couches, love seats, washers and dryers, refrigerators, stoves, kitchen table and chairs, coffee and end tables, and dressers.

We cannot accept sleeper sofas, entertainment centers, televisions, drop side cribs, bookcases or office furniture.

Email for pick up of furniture or questions to  .



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