Hastings Family Service

Hastings Family Service is a community based nonprofit agency providing a range of emergency and supportive services for over forty years to assist and guide neighbors from the Hastings area who lack food, clothing, shelter, support or transportation.

ABOUT HFS

HFS provides help and hope in a spirit of caring and respect, knowing that unforeseen circumstances like job elimination, reduction in work hours or medical emergencies can happen to any of us at any time. The current economy has created numerous vulnerabilities, and HFS strives to assist those in need while providing fulfilling opportunities for volunteers and community member to support those efforts.

HFS PROGRAMS

HFS Programs and Services:

Food Shelf
Provides groceries to people in need of emergency, short-term assistance. In addition to a five-seven day supply of groceries, persons receive a voucher to a local grocery store for perishables.

More about a food shelf appointments.


 

HASTINGS FAMILY SERVICE MISSION

The people of the Hastings area reaching out as Family in support and Service to one another.

Emergency Assistance 
Grants for individuals and families in an emergency situation.

Emergency Clothing
Clean, seasonal, and carefully inspected used clothing and household items at no cost to those in need.

Meals On Wheels
In partnership with Regina Medical Center, this program provides hot meals and a safety check for the elderly and people living with a disability.

Just Friends
Just Friends is a volunteer program working to maintain the dignity and enhance the quality of life for those with needs that are often outside their physical capabilities because of illness, age, disability, or life circumstances.

Holiday Assistance
Holiday Assistance provides clothing, gifts, and groceries to those in need at Christmas. HFS acts as a "clearinghouse" to organize many volunteer efforts by local businesses, churches, schools, and organizations.  Confidentiality is assured for both donors and recipients.

School Supply Assistance
Supplies available for children at all grade levels who need them.

Furniture Bank
Matches requests with offers of donated furniture. Arrangements to transfer furniture items are made between the donor and the recipient. Furniture is not stored on-site.

Rivertown Treasures - Your Hometown Thrift Store
Rivertown Treasures is open to the public and is both a source of revenue for Hastings Family Service and a source of items provided at no cost to those in need.  

HFS also provides information and referral services to other providers. Call 651-437-7134 to find out more.

© 2023 by GOBBLE GAIT

Since 1997, Gobble Gait has been a committee of community volunteers.  In 2011, the committee formed Gobble Gait, LLC, a Minnesota nonprofit LLC, a subsidiary of the Hastings Family Service, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All proceeds raised by Gobble Gait, LLC from it's annual event are delivered to Hastings Family Service to be used by Hastings Family Service to support its programs and services.  If you would like to deduct your Gobble Gait payment as a charitable deduction, please make your check payable to Hastings Family Service.

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