Many Helping Hands was established in Fall 2012 when Hope Fellowship joined Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for a community event, Homeless Outreach Prayer Event (H.O.P.E.). During this event, the two churches provided Irving's homeless with winter clothing, blankets, hygiene kits, food, fellowship, and prayer. It was a huge success and the group wanted to expand and do more. In June 2013, Many Helping Hands formed a partnership with Salvation Army and started the Thursday Night Feed, a weekly hot meal program serving an average of 25 people. Since then, Many Helping Hands has grown tremendously. We now feed over 100 homeless people each week and are currently supported by 15+ different churches, who alternate each week to provide a hot meal for those that are hungry and need help. Beyond providing a hot meal, we also provide clothing, hygiene items, coats, blankets, and other seasonal items. We keep an ongoing needs list for volunteers who provide items including sleeping bags, new work pants or shoes, coats, tennis shoes, etc. to our clients. We also provide hair cuts and hold a weekly Bible study and women’s support group.