One of the first places you should turn to for help is the Randall County / Canyon Salvation Army. This non-profit provides assistance with many bills and expenses to both families and individuals who may be in need of free food, rent help, clothing, medicine, temporary housing, and school supplies. In addition to the financial assistance and cash grants they provide, the Salvation Army also provides guidance to those individuals who may be searching for a job, or additional employment opportunities. They also maintain a disaster relief aid program, a youth and senior center, as well as offer corporate programs. Thousands of people receive help every year. 373-6631. Click here more details.
Another place to turn to is the local community action agency, Panhandle Community Services. Phone number (806) 372-2531. They offer dozens of different types of assistance programs, and can also be a great resource to use to learn about other options and resources that you can take advantage of. A sampling of what they offer is below.
The non-profit Community Services agency provides additional social services and resources to low income families. More details on Panhandle Community Services programs.
Free food in Randall County - This is one of the most common requests. Low income and struggling families in Randall and across the county can turn to a food pantry or church. Some of the locations will even offer financial aid, or other goods such as school supplies or free Christmas meals. Click here.
There are a few different services and resources they can use, including Area Agency on Aging (331-2227) as well as the Inter Faith Hunger Project (376-4571).
The main goal of the Area Agency on Aging is to offer programs and resources to seniors, thereby improving their lives. The Area Agency provides the planning, coordination and implementation of many services and programs for seniors. By doing this they help them remain independent and living in their own homes. They are also a great resource to learn about both Randall County and Texas government assistance programs, and even how to get help from the federal government.
The Inter Faith Hunger Project, which is run by Catholic Family Service, distributed meals and other items to hundreds of people per month The Inter Faith Hunger Project provides and distributes free food and other personal hygiene items to the in the area.
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