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SOUP LINE

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Join us every day of the year for a delicious, hot lunch! Our dining room is open to anyone and everyone who wants something good and fresh to eat. No reservations or any form of identification or card is needed. All ages are welcome to join us for a free lunch served daily.

Hours of operation:

  • Monday - Saturday: Doors* open at 12:00pm and close promptly at 12:30pm

  • Sundays & holidays: Doors* open at 12:45pm and close promptly at 1:15pm

*Soup Line meets in the main building across the parking lot from the Thrift Store. 

Our daily lunch is always open, even on days with inclement weather. We have plenty of parking in our main parking lot at 215 W. Church St but note that our parking lot might not be cleared of snow and ice during winter storms. While our soup line will still be open, we advise you use caution if driving.  To keep up-to-date with any changes please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

EVENING MEALS

We offer a free meal every evening to anyone in the community who is hungry. This meal is available for guests of all ages.

Evening meals are provided every day of the year including holidays and inclement weather days. To keep up-to-date with any changes please follow us on Facebook and Twitter (links at the bottom right of this page).

Doors open at 6:30pm in the main building (located across from the Thrift Store on our parking lot at 215 W. Church St).

The chapel service, hosted by various local churches, begins at 7pm and the evening meal is following the service.

FOOD BAGS

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Our food bank is OPEN and food bags are available to anyone in need. We no longer require a food bank card to participate. To receive a food bag please call 301.739.1165 during office hours (M-F 8:15-11:30am & 12:15-4pm) to schedule an appointment to pick up a food bag. PLEASE SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT. We cannot guarantee a food bag if you arrive without an appointment. Thank you.

Our food bags contain items such as peanut butter, canned vegetables and fruits, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese dinners, canned tuna and chicken, cake or brownie mixes, canned soup, instant mashed potatoes and other easy to prepare foods.

In addition to our Food Bag program we host a Community Grocery Giveaway!. Each quarter during we host a large grocery assistance event. This supplemental food assistance is free for anyone in the community but based on first-come-first-served. Reservations are not required to participate. Bags are provided but you are welcome to bring your own bags to fill with groceries. The Community Grocery Giveaway takes place in the Trinity Center located at the back of our parking lot at 215 W. Church St.  Follow us on social media to receive notice of our next grocery giveaway or CLICK HERE.

To learn more about donating food to The Hope Center please scroll to the bottom of this page.

GREAT HAGERSTOWN

THANKSGIVING FEAST

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Our Soup Line will be open and serving the same Thanksgiving feast for anyone who needs a safe, warm place to enjoy Thanksgiving. Soup Line will be held in the Trinity Center on Thanksgiving. Doors open at 12pm and the meal is served at 12:30pm.

DONATE

Our kitchen goes through a lot of food. Between all the daily meals for our residents and guests and all of the food bags handed out each week, our pantry is in a constant state of activity.

With all the food used to feed thousands each year, it could be a costly drain on our operating budget. But we are blessed to have a community who helps to make sure our panty is never empty and our community is never hungry.

Food donations are a vital part of our ministry. Individuals, families, churches, schools, civic and community groups and others give various types of food all year long. Many groups choose to host a food drive while others pick up products to donate on their weekly grocery run.

 

Below is valuable information about our food pantry operation. If you have any other questions or concerns, please call 301.739.1165 or email info@hagerstownhopecenter.com.

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Pantry Items Needed:

Donation Information:

This is a list of the many items that are used on a regular basis. These items are either used weekly for community meals or are placed into food bags each week as staple items. Please be aware of product sizes, if posted, as they are specific for food bag purposes.

  • Peanut butter (16 oz jars)

  • Spaghetti

  • Spaghetti sauce

  • Lima beans (canned)

  • Beets (canned)

  • Peas (canned)

  • Mixed vegetables (canned)

  • Tomato soup

  • Baking mixes

  • Coffee

  • Powdered creamer

  • Sugar

  • Boxes of cereal

  • Boxes of macaroni & cheese

  • Tuna

  • Hamburger Helper (or similar boxed dinners)

  • Ramon noodles

  • Ketchup

  • Tomato products (sauce, diced, stewed, etc.)

  • Canned meat (spam, chicken, etc.)

  • Our Administrative Office is open Monday - Friday from 8:15am - 4pm for donation drop-off. If it is not possible to drop-off items during that time, please call 301.739.1165 to make other arrangements.

  • We do accept perishable food as well as leftover food from parties, open houses, church dinners and other gatherings.

  • If you are donating food in containers that you need returned, please notify our office. We will need to know how many containers to return and a time for pick-up. Please call 301.739.1165.

  • Perishable food: please stop by Administrative Office. Someone will give you proper instructions.

  • We use nonperishable food for both our community meals and food bags. Unless specifically noted, we will accept both small and large sized cans and boxes.  

We Cannot Accept:

  • Expired food (please no food past 1 year of best by date)

  • Packages that have been opened

  • Home canned food

  • Dented or rusted cans

  • Cans that have no labels

Due to safety concerns for our residents and guests, we cannot accept any of the above listed items. If you have any questions or concerns about this list please call 301.739.1165 or email info@hagerstownhopecenter.com. Thank you for understanding.

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