Local Outreach

As a Christian-based all volunteer organization, the mission of Heart and Hands is to compassionately assist in meeting the basic human needs of local individuals and families. Heart and Hands is located at the rear of First Baptist Church and is open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 am until noon. The food pantry serves families living in the Eaton Rapids School District. The staff performs all the operations of the pantry including purchasing, moving, sorting, and distributing food. The program also assists families experiencing emergencies involving utility shut-offs or the need for deliverable fuel, evictions, medical or transportation needs, as well as food and shelter for homeless individuals and families.

We also support the City Rescue Mission of Lansing. The Executive Director is Mark Criss and has filled the pulpit at First Baptist in the past has done a wonderful job bringing God’s word to Eaton Rapids. You can find more information on their ministry here.