The Agape Help House - 120 LaMar Parkway - Pacific, MO 63069 - 636.271.5315
Email us at: agapehelphouse@gmail.com

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The Word AGAPE
means unconditional love.


The CROSS is recognized by Christians all over the world as a symbol of such unconditional love. It was on that cross that GOD'S son, JESUS, died out of love to pay for the sins of the whole world. “For GOD so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

The HEART is also recognized by Christians and non-Christians throughout the world as a symbol of love, but only when it is connected with the cross can it truly be AGAPE LOVE.

The NAIL PIERCED HANDS remind us of the one who is always ready to love and meet our needs. JESUS. It was, after all, love, not nails that kept JESUS on the cross.

“Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)

As we assist you here at AGAPE HELP HOUSE, it is our desire, hope and prayer that we reflect HIS love in such a way that you will want to know HIM. If you do not already know JESUS. receive HIS love in a personal way today.

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Our Mission

The mission of the AGAPE HELP HOUSE is to assist low income, disabled and elderly families who have difficulty meeting their monthly financial needs. Our organization assists with our on-site food pantry, utility bills, rent/mortgage assistance, pharmacy assistance, and other needs on an individual basis.


History of The Agape Help House

The Agape House of Pacific is located in Pacific, Missouri. Pacific is located along Historic Route 66, Interstae 44, Union Pacific and Burlington Frisco Railroads, and the Meramec River. St. Peter Sandstone Bluffs line the north side of Pacific.

In 1985 Archie and Delores Lunsford and Don Brown saw the need for a food pantry in the Pacific area. The original food pantry started in the Lunsford's basement. As the need for additional services arose, a group of churches of different denominations, representatives of businesses and interested individuals from the Pacific community gathered together to lend a hand serving the needy in the eastern part of Franklin County .

The Agape Help House had been at it's previous location since early 1986 and has grown from assisting 12 families to assisting over  300 - 350 families per month at our current location at 120 LaMar Parkway in Pacific. The need for a larger facility prompted the move to 120 LaMar Parkway in December 2001. The area served has also expanded to include the entire Meramec School District. January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009, The Agape House of Pacific served approximately 320,550 items of canned, boxed or frozen foods as well as bakery and dairy products, personal hygeine items, and paper products were distributed to over 7,000 individuals through-out the year. This equates to serving 300 - 350 families each month in the food pantry.

The AGAPE HELP HOUSE is a non-profit organization staffed primarily by dedicated volunteers.

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We are Here FOR YOU !
The word AGAPE means unconditional love.
We want to make a difference in your life.
We are here for YOU.

Services Provided
Services offered at the Agape Help House include food, clothing, furniture, household items, personal hygiene items, school supplies and monetary assistance in emergency situations. Applicants must meet income guidelines.

Special Projects
100 Neediest Cases - Agape House Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program - School Supplies - Skills Training - Community Service provider for individuals 18 years and older. 

FOOD PANTRY HOURS AND REQUIREMENTS

Food from the Pantry is distributed FREE OF CHARGE to qualifying families and individuals. The Agape House feels by allowing our clients to shop for themselves, we reduce food item waste.

PANTRY HOURS: Tuesday 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays walk-in appointments are taken 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must provide proof of all income within the household, proof of all bills paid monthly, drivers license for head of household and social security cards for every family/household member. Applications are taken by appointment only on Tuesday 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays walk-in appointments are taken 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ALL clients are required to update January of each year.


RESALE BOUTIQUE
The Boutique is open to the public, operated by volunteers and stocked with donations of shoes, clothing, household items, knic knacs, dishes, stoves and refrigerators on occassion, televisions, electronics, and furniture, along with numerous other items.  Proceeds from the shop support daily operating expenses, financial assistance to our qualified clients and purchase food supplies for our pantry.
                                  All Donations to the AGAPE HELP HOUSE are tax deductible.
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Hours of Operation

Boutique
Monday, Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Closed Wednesday & Sunday  

Pantry Hours
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Donations of food, clothing, household items & furniture are always needed
and may be dropped off on our rear loading dock in the back of our building, anytime during business hours.

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Funding Sources

United Way of Franklin County
Agape Boutique Proceeds
Local Scout Troops
Scouting for Food Drive
School Food Drives
Postal Carriers Food Drive
Local Factories & Businesses
Community Donations
Pacific Kiwanis Club
Local Churches
April Showers - Local Girl Scouts
Ameren U E
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Board of Directors

Our organization has numerous Board Members with varying degrees of expertise, knowledge and experience.

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