• Our mission is to assist individuals by providing food, emergency shelter, and limited financial assistance in the name of Jesus Christ.
• Our ministry is truly a community effort – this wide based support makes us stronger and extends our outreach.
• Sponsored by 10 local churches
• Have alliances with CTFB, Community Resource Center, HEB, and Master Gardeners
• Also supported by dozens of local businesses, organizations and individuals
• We receive no support from any government agency
• We have a full time paid executive director, a part time book keeper, and 55 volunteers
• Our overhead is low so about 90% of the donations we receive go directly to our clients
• The Central Texas Food Bank estimates that 15% of Central Texas residents are food insecure
• 12% of families in our area live below the poverty line
• 63% of MFISD students qualify for lunch assistance
• According to MFISD approximately 116 students are documented homeless
• Currently serving 500 families per month which equates to about 1500 individuals
• We project that number to increase by 50% over next 10-12 years
• Many are under-employed and or unemployed
• Those who have experienced changes in family dynamics or domestic abuse
• We have a lot of elderly & some disabled individuals living on fixed income
• We are able to provide fresh produce and baked goods twice a month.
• The Helping Center purchased about 200,000 lbs. of food at a significant discount from the Central Texas Food Bank in 2018
• Food donations from HEB, sponsoring churches, food drives by local organizations and individuals provided another 100,000 lbs. of food last year
• We typically spend $10-$15 on a one week supply of food given to our client families
• These groceries would cost our clients at least $100 if purchased at the store
Dr. Jim and Lisa Giles share about being volunteers and donors to the Helping Center.
Robben Thompson with Huber Engineered Materials talks of the benefits of being a corporate donor in a small community.
Jon Weems of Lake Shores Church shares about how local churches can be a part of the mission at the Helping Center
Becca Schafer, owner of Becca Events & Catering encourages others to seek help when in need from her past experiences with the Helping Center.
The Helping Center
Marble Falls, TX 78654
The Helping Center of Marble Falls Area, Inc. a 501(C)3 organization
Hours of Operation
Mon – Fri
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Helping Center of Marble Falls values the privacy of its donors and does not copy, reproduce, publish, post, distribute, share or sell the name, personal contact information, or description of any donor to any outside individual or business. Exceptions are those required by law, requested in grant applications, or in connection with bank credit or debit card transactions made with prior knowledge or consent of the donor.