In May of 2009, a group of volunteers who had previously served the Hugo Community Food Shelf, opened the doors of the Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf (HGNFS). HGNFS was started in response to the need of our neighbors struggling to meet their financial obligations and provide food to their families It also was critical to the community that the food shelf conduct itself with a philosophy of operational transparency and as an independent, stand-alone Food Shelf, not affiliated with any other private organization. With this in mind, and with the full support of the City of Hugo, HGNFS was developed as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. In the early days, HGNFS served, on average, 10 households per month. Over time that average number reached 80 households per month. In December of 2012 the Hugo Community Food Shelf made the decision to close its’ doors. This left HGNFS as the remaining sole provider of food shelf service for our growing community. As a result, we have seen our clientele more than double. We now serve, on average, over 125 households per month.