About The Helping Center

The Helping Center Food Bank

The Helping Center of Marble Falls, Texas









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What is the Helping Center?
The Helping Center of the Marble Falls Area, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides food and financial assistance to the needy in southern Burnet County.  Several years ago the Master Gardener volunteers started a garden on the property of the Helping Center to provide fresh veggies to the people in addition to the bread & canned goods! They are trying to be sustainable by using rainwater collection & Keyhole Gardens! They accept donations of seeds anything to do with vegetable gardening so as to provide as much fresh vegetables as possible to the less fortunate in the Marble Falls Area. For additional information and pictures for the Marble Falls Helping Center click on http://www.burnetcountyhighlandlakesmastergardener.org/beyond-the-garden-gate.html

Where is the Helping Center?
The Helping Center is located at 1016 Broadway in Marble Falls, TX (on the opposite corner from Janie's Restaurant).  Turn south in front of HEB.  Click here for map at bottom of Helping Center Garden page
Helping Center Mission
The Mission of The Helping Center is to provide ecumenical witness to Jesus Christ by providing assistance to needy people of all ages regardless of race of faith.
Services Offered
Food
Financial aid to assist in the payment of electric and other utility bills
Assistance in the payment for antibiotics and other short-term prescriptions 

Service Area
Services are provided to permanent residents of Southern Burnet County. Residents of other parts of Burnet County and Llano County are served by other similar agencies.  Non-residents, homeless and short-term residents can also receive food, assistance with lodging, or other emergency financial support.

Hours of Operation

The Helping Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until noon and in the afternoon between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. On Wednesdays the Center is just open in the morning from 10:00 a.m. until noon.

Contact

(830) 693-5689

Food and Financial Sources

The Helping Center is supported by donations from local member churches, grants, civic organizations and individuals. No funds are received from any local, county, state or federal sources. Food is obtained from the Capital Area Food Bank in Austin, local area individuals, churches and from various food drives. Fresh produce is also obtained from an Earth-Kind® vegetable garden on Helping Center property run by the Highland Lakes Master Gardeners.

How to donate food and cash?

Financial donations can either be brought by The Helping Center during regular business hours or mailed to PO Box 402, Marble Falls, TX 78654. Food donations can be brought to The Helping Center during regular business hours. If you have large donations and require special assistance, please call The Helping Center. Due to health codes The Helping Center cannot accept frozen items or home-canned food. The Helping Center is licensed to repackage food items and thus can accept bulk food items like large containers of rice, dried beans, etc. The Helping Center can accept donations of locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and eggs.

Current Food Needs

This is a list of food items that are currently in short supply.  Donations are very much appreciated. 

Canned tomato products (sauce, diced, whole, etc.)

Canned soup canned chicken or salmon

Beef stewPowdered milk or shelf-stable boxed milk, Cereal

Dried pinto beans (all sizes including very large bags)

Hamburger Helper and other similar products, Peanut butter

Canned Spaghetti & Meatballs, Ravioli, and other similar items

Paper towels and toilet tissue

Long-term Prescriptions

A Prescription Assistance Program is co-sponsored by The Helping Center to help patients obtain free or very low cost medications for chronic problems like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. This service is offered out of the Community Resource Center located at 1016 Broadway and is open on Fridays between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. This service does not have a residency requirement. The contact number is (830) 693-0700