Our volunteers and partners in action!
The volunteers and members of House of Neighborly Service are actively searching for ways to impact our community and to serve those in need! We are thankful for the support and donations we are receiving from our community and will continue to
grow with your help!
grow with your help!
* Please join us at our monthly HNS Sharing Cupboard Cooking classes! They are held the third
Monday of each month at The Beacon in Waterloo from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm! Our amazing Jan
is teaching residents to use local food pantry items to make delicious, filling, nutritious meals and
tips on stretching your budget! We are also providing a food pantry of items for those who might
need extra groceries! Please sign up by calling the HNS Help line! 618-939-8680. Thank you!
* Our Emergency Food Pantry is fully stocked and in full swing! If you are a resident of Monroe
County and are in need of emergency food, please call our Help Line at 939-8680. Our amazing
staff of volunteers will quickly reach out to you and make arrangements to provide help. We are
simply an emergency pantry and encourage our residents to use the various pantries throughout our
county. However, if you find yourself in need, please let us know and we are here to help!
* Holiday Outreach Program - We look for families who need help for Thanksgiving
and Christmas each year! If you could use a Thanksgiving basket of food or Christmas
gifts for your family, please call our HNS Help Line 618-939-8680 before November 15 and
someone from our team will be in touch! We also look for families to provide
Christmas gifts and to provide Thanksgiving baskets of food! Please contact us for more
information! You can call the Help Line and leave a message for Kelly Lerch or send an
e-mail to Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Senior Housing Project - With the support of the Waterloo Oddfellows, HNS has a senior specialist
volunteer at both the Waterloo and Valmeyer senior apartments. They provide support, a small food
pantry and activities to the residents in those areas. This is an ongoing project that area churches
have also joined in and provided additional activities for the residents! Thank you Oddfellows for
your monthly financial contribution which allows us to be successful in this effort!
* Summer Lunch Program - Be watching for future information for the summer lunch 2018 program!
Last year we served over 5,000 summer lunches by bringing the lunches to our families throughout
the county! We worked in partnership with the YMCA Teamwork program, Human Support Services,
and many local churches and organizations who helped us provide lunch to our residents. We look
forward to another successful summer!
* HNS Phone Help Line - 618-939-8680
Please leave a message if you are in need of help! This is not for emergencies. Messages are
checked throughout the day and you will receive a response within 48 hours.
* We sponsor an annual Ball for our developmentally disabled partners with the support of The
Falls in Columbia and several local donors! This is a highlight for our volunteers as we enjoy dinner,
dancing and the crowning of our annual King and Queen of the Ball! We also partner with local
high school students who help us host this amazing evening! It is our favorite night of the year!
* HNS Fundraisers - Please be watching our website and Facebook page for announcements of
upcoming benefit concerts and activities we are hosting or providing to raise funds for our
If you would like more information about any of these programs, please call our Help Line 618-939-8680, our office at 939-8900 or click on the buttons below to send a direct e-mail to the service provider.
Thank you for your support and be watching for upcoming program information as we grow!