The cozy township of Apple Valley is nestled beneath a range of mountains in central Pennsylvania. Orchards blossom in the springtime and when fall arrives, residents can smell the mouth-watering aroma of apples cooking at a local cannery. Mary Bergen grew up in this valley. It is where she married her childhood sweetheart, Danny, and raised her daughter, Patricia. Now a widow, she lives alone on a farm that is much too big for her to maintain without help. Faced with financial difficulties, she makes a heart-wrenching decision to sell the Bergen property. Then world-renowned chef, Hank Anderson, appears on her doorstep in the midst of a snow storm, and Mary's life changes in ways she never imagined. Helping Hands is a story of love, faith and restoration.