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The Food Pantry at the Cryer Center is held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.  Please refer to the calendar for the Mobile Pantry schedule.​

Leave a message at 804-758-2044 for emergency food and home repair assistance. 

The regular Saturday Cryer Center Yard and Clothing Closet Sales are available to the public on the second and fourth Saturdays.   

The Clothing Closet will be open to Hands clients on the first Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Donations of furniture, household items, clothing and other items in good condition are welcome as their sale helps to support HANDS activities. Household items can be placed in one of the open trailers at the back of the Center and clothing donations in the trailer in the front of the building. Call 804-758-2044 and leave a message if you would like to schedule a large furniture pickup.  

In 2023, HANDS averaged feeding 419 families a month. This includes 675,000 pounds of food though the Food Pantry, BackPackBuddy and Adopt a Senior Programs.

HANDS is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization which relies upon donations and volunteers for its operations.  Donations are tax deductible and receipts are available.  


HANDS is able to provide services to residents of Middlesex County only through the continuing generosity of individuals, organizations and churches.

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