AHH Kitchen Service Up 11% - 87,648 Hot Meals Served

Albany Helping Hands served 87,648 hot meals in 2017, an 11.2% increase over 2016.

That is an increase of 8,815 meals versus 2016. 

The graph to the left illustrates the upward trend in the need for both food and housing services since February 2017.

The analytic Annual Meals Served is shown as a vertical blue bar with it's scale to the left ranging from 75,000 to 87,000 meals per year.  The Bed Night totals are illustrated by the dotted red line.  The scale is on the right side of the graph ranging from 30,.000 to 37,000 bed nights per year.

As illistrated in the above graph, both the Annual Meals Served and Bed Nights analytics  increased by double digit percentages over 2016, the annual total 36,373 bed-nights, an increase of 12.6%.. You will find more information at our Meal Count & Housing Census web page.


Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction

Our Eighth Annual Bridge Of Hope Dinner Auction is scheduled for Thursday April 19th, 2018  from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at the Main Exhibition Hall at the Linn County Expo Center.

The recognition dinner and fundraiser auction is the shelter and Kitchens primary annual fundraiser. For more information of how your business, church or organization click here.

Pastor John's Message

For Pastor John's latest blog click here or you can find it in our latest newsletter.

AHH On The Radio and In The Newspaper

Radio Commercials: We've posted radio commercials as mp3 files for listening or download.  These ads aired as a paid radio ad schedule (paid for by donor) or as Public Service Announcements (PSA).  The 30 and 60 second radio commercials include ads for Christmas Trees, Home for the Holidays, Anniversary Fundraiser, Crazy Days and Spring Retail. To listen or download click here.

Radio Interviews with AHH Board Members, Management, Staff, Volunteers and Guests.  Download and LIsten to Podcasts of the latest and archived mp3 files from live radio broadcasts on KGAL's Valley Talk.

The latest posting the Valley Talk radio interview from November 15th. Topics Include the opening of five Albany Helping Hands Christmas Tree Lots, plans for additional housing, Anniversary Fundraiser update, latest housing census and meal service count and the upcoming Home for the Holidays on the Radio.  Representing AHH was Development Director John Donovan and Jim Willhight Media/ Development Consultant who was joined by KGAL Newshost Jeff McMahan.

Newspaper Stories:  Albany Democrat Herald articles featuring Albany Helping Hands guests, volunteers and staff.

Volunteer Of The YearMarilee Sapp is the recipient of the "Spirit of Pastor Bailey" award. More information from Democrat Herald front page article

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About Albany Helping Hands

Learn about the ministry of Albany Helping Hands, it's faith based mission and methods plus it's history back to the 1980's and the growing community of generous supporters,  donors and volunteers

For a description of services, programs, and facilities at Albany Helping Hands, click the What, WhoPrograms, Retail and News sections.

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To talk with us or arrange a tour please contact Pastor John or  Wayne Oakes at 541-926-4036.

He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
— Proverbs 22:9 KJV

We Sincerely Thank You

If you have donated thank you for your caring and generosity.

Nineteen years of generous donations have been transformed into blessings for those in need, impacting lives on a daily basis.

We thank the caring individuals, churches, organizations and businesses  who have contributed to Albany Helping Hands, your generosity is greatly appreciated. 

Your new donations are welcome and are critically needed for us to continue our ongoing ministry. 

Please contribute online with a secure one time credit or debit charge to your MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express.

If you prefer, please mail your check, drop off at office, or phone in your contributions.

Thank you to these Bridge of Hope Sponsors

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Trucks, Trailers, Auto Haulers, Packing Supplies we have them.  Click here for more information.