We're open & operating during the pandemic with a few changes due to the health and safety of all. Our overnight homeless shelter and food services are still open during this time. Also, our food bag assistance is open and available to anyone and everyone in the community.
Scroll down to learn more about all the different programs and services provided to everyone in the community and also the various ways you can help during the pandemic
Please remember that you must WEAR A MASK IN ALL BUILDINGS. Failure to abide by rules established to protect others during the COVID-19 pandemic could result in expulsion from the property.
We will continue to update this page with any new information about how we're responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. To talk to someone immediately please call 301.739.1165. Be sure to follow us on social media to stay as current as possible on any and all changes.
COVID-19 Related Information
We will continue to serve daily community meals as well as offer food assistance to people in need during this crisis. With that being said, food donations are extremely important and incredibly helpful at this time. If you would like to donate food please drop it off at our Administrative Office (Admin Office info listed below) or order online to have it delivered (online order info below)
This is a list of various food items we need or use regularly in both our kitchen and food bank program. Please help spread the word to your family & friends and also on social media.
DONATION FOOD LIST
Peanut butter (16oz jars)
Canned meats (tuna, salmon, chicken, etc.)
Spaghettios or similar canned products
Salads or lettuce and items for salads
Mac & Cheese boxed dinners
Marinara or other pasta appropriate sauces
If donating food by shopping online is a better option for you then by all means do it! To have the food delivered please use our street address:
125 N. Prospect St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
If you prefer Amazon as your online retailer then please consider shopping through AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the charitable shopping site for Amazon. If you have an Amazon account you can easily sign in to AmazonSmile just like Amazon. When given the chance to select your charitable organization please select 'The Hope Center Hagerstown'. Then start shopping! Amazon will donate portion of your purchase to The Hope Center! It's a win/win!! Every time you shop Amazon be sure to use AmazonSmile. Click the tab below to go to AmazonSmile and start shopping.
OTHER DONATION INFO
If you've been busy cleaning out your basement & closets and would like to get rid of your items then we're here to help you!
Our Donation Center is open Mon - Sat from 9am - 4pm. To learn more about donating your gently used items please continue to scroll down and read the updates about our Donation Center reopening.
Your financial donation is a HUGE help to The Hope Center. Now that both of our Thrift Stores are closed during this crisis your financial gift is a much needed boost to our operation. Listed below the ways that you can give financially. Again, we appreciate your donation so much!
WAYS TO FINANCIALLY DONATE
Online: to safely donate online please click this tab:
Mail: to send check via USPS please mail to:
P.O. Box 685
Hagerstown, MD 21741
While we've cancelled some of our non-essential programs & activities, we still are open to help the homeless and hungry in our area. We need volunteers to help in many different ways around The Hope Center. If you are healthy and able to give some time to help us please email us or call us immediately (contact info below).
We are currently in need of volunteers for our Donation Center (sorting room). We offer flexible hours during the week & a safe environment to work. Please call 301.739.1165 if interested in volunteering in our sorting facility.
Since safety is a top priority during this time everyone on our property is required to wear a mask at all times in our buildings. Thank you.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 685, 21741
Shipping Address: 125 N. Prospect St, 21740
Parking Lot: 215 W. Church St
Office hours are open and operating on normal schedule
M - F 8:15am - 4pm
(closed 11:30am - 12:15pm for lunch)
Soup Line*: M - F: doors open 12pm & close at 12:30pm
Weekend & Holidays: doors open at 12:45pm and close at 1:15pm
Evening Chapel/Meal*: 7pm daily
Overnight Shelter: 5pm daily check in
*Soup Line & Evening Chapel/Meal are currently meeting in the Trinity Center until further notice
We realize that these are difficult times and many people are worried about jobs, bills, and other things and we want to help where we can. Feeding yourself or your family shouldn't cause extra stress so we are offering food bag assistance to any individual or family in need. Just call our office during business hours to schedule an appointment to pick up a food bag. It's that simple. Read the graphic to get all the details and call us to schedule an appointment time.
Call us: 301.739.1165
Mon - Fri 8:15 - 11:30am & 12:15 - 4pm
Thrift Store Info
Hagerstown: MON-SAT 9am - 4:30pm
Chambersburg: MON-SAT 9am - 4pm
-We will be operating at 50% capacity
-Masks must be worn at all times in ANY buildings at The Hope Center including our Thrift Stores. Entry into the building without a mask is not permitted and will not be tolerated.
-Please abide by social distancing guidelines by staying a safe 6ft away from other customers and Thrift Store staff.
-Dressing rooms are temporarily closed for now.
-Free bread and pastries are still available but ONLY at our daily SOUP LINE in the Trinity Center. Soup Line info is posted below.
-We reserve the right to inspect any & all bags
-Voucher program resumes 6/8/20. New voucher guidelines listed below.
DONATION CENTER INFO
HOURS OF OPERATION: MON-SAT 9am - 4pm
-Please remain in vehicle when donating items
One of our staff is happy to retrieve items from your car for you.
-Please remember to wear a mask when interacting with our Donation Center staff
-Due to limited space and resources we reserve the right to refuse donated items.
Below is a link to our In-Kind Gifts page for a detailed list of items that we can and cannot accept.
-We are currently only receiving donations at our drop-off dock.
-No donations currently being accepted at our Chambersburg Thrift Store.
-Donation Truck is operating Wed - Fri in Hagerstown only for furniture pickups.
Call 301.739.1165 to schedule.
Click here for more info on donated items