All are invited to join us on Friday, August 13th for a Community Grocery Giveaway!
Our free grocery day will be held from 9am – 11am (or while supplies last) at the Trinity Center which is located at the back of our parking lot at 215 W. Church St.
We’ll have a great selection of all sorts of non-perishable food items like canned fruit, soups, pasta, cereal, snacks, canned vegetables, boxed dinners, baking mixes, peanut butter, pasta, sauce, beans, tuna, and more. There will also be a selection of breads and pastries.
In addition to the food, we’re also giving away personal care products like soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and more.
This event is free for anyone in the community. A food bank card is not required to participate. Doors open at 9am and item availability is based on first-come-first-served. Bags will be provided but you’re free to bring your own if you prefer.
For more info please call 301.739.1165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about this event and other programs and services at The Hope Center by visiting hagerstownhopecenter.com
July has arrived even though it doesn’t feel like it. But with the arrival of the new month comes our new Pantry Item of the Month!!
For July we’re asking for donations of canned fruit and/or cups of fruit. We’ll gladly accept any brand or variety of fruit. Donate your favorite or whatever may be on sale. Either way we’re gonna put it to good use.
This month’s pantry item will be primarily used in our food bag program and at our next Community Grocery Giveaway taking place on August 13th. We try to make sure that each food bag has fruit included but we are often running low on these items.
To donate please drop off at our Administrative Office during business hours M-F. Our Admin Office is located opposite our Thrift Store on our central lot located at 215 W. Church St in Hagerstown. If you are unable to drop off during business hours please call us at 301.739.1165 or email email@example.com to arrange a time that works for you.
If you’d prefer to shop online at smile.amazon.com or another online retailer then please use 125 N. Prospect St, Hagerstown, MD 21740 as our delivery address. (To learn more about shopping at AmazonSmile please click here: General Information | hagerstownhopecenter and scroll to the bottom of the page)
Thank you for partnering with us to help feed neighbors in need in our community! To learn more about the food programs at The Hope Center please click here: Food Programs | hagerstownhopecenter
July 4th is almost here! And with the upcoming holiday taking place on Sunday we wanted to remind you that our Administrative Offices, Thrift Stores (Hagerstown & Chambersburg), Donation Center, and Recycling Center will be closed on Monday, July 5th.
Camp Wild, Soup Line, our overnight shelter, and evening meal/chapel will be open on Monday, July 5th. Soup Line doors open at 12:45pm on Monday.
Our daily meals, Soup Line & evening meal/chapel, along with our overnight shelter will be open on July 4th.
Everything will be open and operating on normal schedule on Tuesday, July 6th. If you have any questions please call 301.739.1165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a farm?? The Farm is home to our Good Samaritan Lodge and our outdoor camp facility for Camp Wild.
But The Farm is not just used for those ministry purposes. The Farm is an actual farm complete with barn and fields!
The Farm is situated on about 80 acres just outside of Hagerstown on the Conococheague Creek.
For the past few years our farmyard and barn has sat dormant. But this spring we’ve started bringing it back to life. And now we’re excited to announce that The Farm is up and running again!
Spearheaded by Terry, husband of our Thrift Store/Donation Center manager, Aimee, The Farm is now home to a pair of steer along with chickens, and turkeys.
The animals are being raised to help supplement the eggs and meat supply we use at The Hope Center to feed our residents and community guests.
We want to give a huge THANK YOU to Terry, Dillan and the rest of the crew who’ve helped mend fences, corral the steer, and bring our barn back to life! There’s a lot of work involved with this operation and we’re so thankful for their skill, hardwork and desire to help make sure we’ve got plenty of meat to feed those in need in our community!
If you are ever in need of a delicious meal please join us for one of our meals served every day of the year. Our kitchen does not close ever – it’s open on holidays and during inclement weather. All meals are free for anyone and everyone in the community – so bring the family or the whole neighborhood!
For more info about our food/meal programs or our farm please call 301.739.1165 or email email@example.com
June has arrived which means it’s time for our newest Pantry Item of the Month!
For the month of June we’re asking for jars of pasta sauce. We’ll gladly accept any brand, variety, or size of pasta sauce.
Our kitchen uses a good amount of pasta sauce each month for the community meals we serve. And pasta sauce is also a staple item, along with boxes of spaghetti, for our food bag program. We make sure each food bag has pasta sauce when available.
We’ve also learned that pasta sauce is a hot item at our Community Grocery Giveaways that we host every season.
We’d appreciate any donation of pasta sauce! To donate please drop off at our Administrative Office (215 W. Church St) during business hours Mon – Fri. If you’re unable to drop off during the weekday then please call us at 301.739.1165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time that works.
If you’d prefer shopping online at your favorite vendor please use 125 N. Prospect St, Hagerstown, MD 21740 for our delivery address.
Our new kitchen expansion is open and serving up multiple meals a day to our residents and guests. And now the project has moved into our former kitchen and dining room.
The construction crew has been busy removing the old kitchen. The former kitchen space will become part of the expanded and renovated dining room which will more than double the size of our current dining room.
There’s a good bit of work to be done in the former kitchen space. We hadn’t done any major renovation on that kitchen space since moving into the building in the late 1950’s. Once the crew has the space ready then they’ll move ahead with the dining room renovation.
Even though our food services area has been under construction since August 2020 we haven’t missed any meals! The Trinity Center has been, and continues to be, our current dining room during this construction project and because of COVID-19 restrictions.
We are so excited that we’re on the back end of this much needed expansion and renovation project. Once completed we’ll have so much more space to meet the growing need of hunger and food insecurity in our community. Please consider partnering with us to feed our neighbors in need by donating to our construction project. Your financial investment is directly benefitting your community. The money you give here stays here. And since we don’t receive any tax money or government funding, donations from generous people like you help us to continue helping thousands of people each year.
We’re just a few short hours away from Washington County Gives 2021!
Washington County Gives is a 24-hour day of online giving benefitting non-profits in Washington County. Starting at midnight 5/11 and lasting until 11:59pm you can donate to The Hope Center during Washington County Gives and help us raise support for our kitchen and dining room expansion project.
Please help us spread the word about donating during Washington County Gives by encouraging your friends, family, church, coworkers, and social media followers to join you in donating to The Hope Center.
Your gift during Washington County Gives will help us pay for our much needed construction project. Our food services expansion will more than double the previous kitchen & dining room space. This will allow us to feed more people more efficiently and give us more space in our dining room for more neighbors to have a place to eat.
Our food services are free for anyone in the community. Your gift during Washington County Gives helps us continue to feed neighbors in need and combat hunger and food insecurity in our community.
Please join others in the community and make a plan to donate to The Hope Center tomorrow during Washington County Gives!
We’re hosting another Community Grocery Giveaway on Friday, May 14th from 9am – 11am (or while supplies last). Our food giveaway is free for anyone and everyone in the community. You do not need a food bank card to participate.
We’re offering a wide selection of all sorts of non-perishable food items like canned vegetables, soups, cereal, baking mixes, mac & cheese, beans, peanut butter, jelly, boxed dinner mixes, snacks, canned fruit, and so much more! We’ll also have a selection of bread and pastries.
In addition to the food items we’ll be giving out all sorts of personal care items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, and more.
All of this is free but based on first-come-first-served. Bags will be provided but you may bring your own if you’d prefer.
The Community Grocery Giveaway will be held in the lower level of our Administrative Office building. Parking is located on our central lot located at 215 W. Church St. The Administrative Office is located across the parking lot from our Thrift Store. For guests with mobility issues please use our building entrance on 125 N. Prospect St. There’s street parking available and a ramp into the building for easy access to the event.
If you’re in need of groceries but are unable to attend our Community Grocery Giveaway then please call us at 301.739.1165 to request a food bag. We provide food bags all year long so please don’t hesitate to call and request a bag of food for yourself and your family.
For more info about our Community Grocery Giveaway or to volunteer at this event please call us at 301.739.1165 or email email@example.com.
For the month of May we’re asking for jars of peanut butter and/or jelly for our Pantry Item of the Month.
Peanut butter and jelly is are staple items of our food bag program. If we have them in stock they go into food bags for neighbors in need. Peanut butter is a very popular item and we often run out of jars.
We’re asking for any brand or type of peanut butter. From crunchy to creamy, Peter Pan or Jif, natural or honey roasted, we’ll gladly take any jar of peanut butter. And the same goes for jams & jellies. We’ll happily take any brand or flavor.
And with our next Community Grocery Giveaway taking place on May 14th, we’re going to go through a lot of peanut butter and jelly this month. Any donation of PB&J will be a huge blessing.
To donate please drop off to our Administrative Office during business hours M-F (8:15-11:30am and 12:15-4pm). Our Administrative Office is located across from the Thrift Store on our central parking lot at 215 W. Church St. If you’re unable to drop off during our business hours please call us at 301.739.1165 to arrange a better time.
If you’d prefer ordering online from your favorite vendor like AmazonSmile please use 125 N. Prospect St, Hagerstown, MD 21740 for our delivery address.
If you, or someone you know, could use a food bag or grocery assistance please call us at 301.739.1165 to request a food bag. And don’t forget to make a plan to join us on Friday, May 14th for our next Community Grocery Giveaway.
It’s almost time for Washington County Gives 2021! Washington County Gives is a 24-hour day of online giving benefitting non-profits in Washington County.
From midnight until 11:59pm on Tuesday, May 11th, you can join other generous neighbors in supporting The Hope Center by giving online at washingtoncountygives.org.
This year we’re asking the community to support our major food services expansion and renovation project.
The expansion and renovation of our food services area is in full swing. In fact, at the end of April we were able to move into our brand new kitchen! The new kitchen will provide our food services staff and volunteers a much larger and more efficient space to prepare and serve multiple meals a day to our residents and community guests.
Now that the new kitchen is completed, the construction project has moved into the dining room where our old kitchen has been torn out and will become a part of a much larger dining room. This expanded dining room will allow us to seat twice the amount of people per meal.
In addition to the new kitchen and dining room, we’ve been able to have a brand new pantry which is 3x’s bigger than the previous pantry. This huge pantry will provide ample room for all the food we need to create meals and allow us more storage for our food bank program and community food giveaway events.
This is a much needed project as we have not made any major changes or improvements to our kitchen since moving into our building in the late 1950’s. This construction project will allow us to meet the current needs and also be prepared to better reach people in need in the future.
Please consider partnering with us to feed our community by donating a gift to us during Wsahington County Gives. To give during the event is quick and easy and will make a huge impact in our goal to end hunger and food insecurity.
You can donate to our cause any time on May 11th. We’ll provide a link from our Facebook page and also our website which will lead you directly to our WCG page to help make donating even quicker for you.
And please encourage your family, friends, church, coworkers, and social media followers to join you in giving to our construction project.