Get Involved You can make a difference.
Help feed families in need by volunteering a few hours of your time, making a financial gift, donating food from your pantry, or lending your voice to hunger relief efforts. Please help us fight hunger and feed hope in the bi-state region.
Hope Food Pantry
9274 Coach Stop Rd
Columbia, IL - 62236
For a list of food pantries near you, visit
Violence Prevention Center
For more than 34 years the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois has been dedicated to ending domestic violence and providing support and empowerment to victims and their families. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to provide support, information, and resources to those affected by domestic violence. We offer a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, individual and group counseling for adults and children, court and police advocacy, information and referrals.
Your contribution saves lives
Our work is made possible only by the generosity of people like yourself. Helping Strays relies solely on donations to fund all of its rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and community service efforts. We receive no tax dollars or local government financial support and are not affiliated with any other local or national humane society. Your donation to Helping Strays goes toward such basic needs as food, shelter, wellness care, and transportation to adoption events.
With your tax-deductible donations and the dedicated efforts of our wonderful volunteers, HS is able to continue our mission to help pets and people in many ways.
Random Acts of Kindness
Express Gratitude for everything you have by paying it forward to help your community. For hundreds of ideas on ways you can practice kindness and generosity, visit my Pinterest Board at