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People Helping People

in Hernando County, Inc.

What's new at PHP

Hoedown for the Hungry

We're going viral with the Hoedown Covid-19 stopped our fundraising, while demand from hungry people for food is increasing. In October, we're planning a fun event that everyone will want to participate in to support the feeding of hungry children, seniors, working poor and homeless in Hernando County.  Since Covid-19 arrived in Hernando County all PHP's fundraising events have been cancelled or postponed.  PHP needs donations, grants and fundraising events to keep feeding the hungry. Support our Virtual HOEDOWN in October 2020. 

PHP's New Executive Director

Hello, my name is Becky Burton. I started as the Executive Director with People Helping People in Hernando County the end of March. Because of COVID-19, I haven't been able to experience all the wonderful things that happen at our Help Center but I am hopeful that we'll be hosting all sorts of community activities and meetings again soon. Once we're open again every day, please come by and say hello. 


PHP's headquarters is located at the HELP Center at 1396 Kass Circle, Spring Hill, 34606. The hours are limited due to COVID-19, so it's best to call (352) 686-4466 to pickup food or to inquire about something you need.  If you need to enter the building, MASKS are required.  If you do not have a mask, we will give you one, as the health department strongly recommends that you wear one inside a building.  

Currently, the HELP Center is open for showers on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9AM until 2PM for homeless individuals.  Appointments must be made before you are allowed to shower at the HELP Center.  Please bring a clean set of clothes to your appointment time for dressing after your shower.  

Weekend Blessings this Summer

PHP has been offering weekend food for Hernando students since school ended due to Covid-19 earlier this year.  Prior to the pandemic, PHP's Weekend Blessings program provided weekend backpacks of food to over 650 students in the county.  Students would pick up their backpack at their school on Friday prior to leaving school for the weekend.  Now, with school closed, the program's director, Barbara Nassar, has adapted to our new situation by partnering with the Parent Academy and the Jerome Brown center to serve as pickup locations for weekend food.  Bags of weekend food can also be picked up at the HELP Center on Friday between 9 and 2. If your child could benefit from weekend food, contact Barbara at (352) 279-0080. 

Space for Rent

HELP Center has available space to rent to individuals and organizations to accommodate both large and small groups.  The Center has a dining room, multipurpose room, commercial kitchen and restrooms.  The furniture allows for flexible and social distancing during these current times.  The entire space was renovated in the past year and has had little use due to the pandemic.  For information about rental, contact Becky at (352) 686-4466 or

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