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125 N. Prospect St.

Hagerstown, MD 21740

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215 W. Church Street

Hagerstown, MD 21740

 

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P.O. Box 685

Hagerstown, MD 21741

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O F F I C E   H O U R S

Mon - Fri 8:15am - 11:30am and 12:15pm - 4:30pm

Office is closed daily from 11:30am - 12:15pm

THE HOPE CENTER of HAGERSTOWN

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Hunger Ends Here.

FOOD BANK

The Hope Center participates in the Hagerstown Food Bank, distributing bags of groceries each month to low-income families and individuals. Our food bank is open Tuesday through Thursday from from 12:15pm until 3:00pm.

To receive a food bag, please have a photo ID and a Food Bank Card provided by Community Action Council. If you do not currently have a CAC Food Bank Card then please go to CAC immediately to obtain one. CAC is located at 101 Summit Ave in Hagerstown. You can call CAC at 301.797.4161 or visit their website:

Food bags are given out to each card holder once a month.

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.

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

SOUP LINE

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.

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

*Main residential building at The Hope Center. Please enter through screened porch 

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 snow 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 and Twitter (links at the bottom right of this page).

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 our main residential building. Please use the entrance of our screened porch.

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

GREAT HAGERSTOWN

THANKSGIVING FEAST

One of the best holiday traditions in Hagerstown has been taking place since the very beginning.

Our 'Great Hagerstown Thanksgiving Feast' is an annual tradition that takes place in our Trinity Center every Thanksgiving Day at 11 AM.

We have volunteers that come early in the morning to start preparing all the delicious food that will be served buffet style to anyone in the community.

Our Wildside Youth department hosts games and activities for kids and teens before the meal is ready so that families can come and enjoy some great holiday festivities.

After a brief service giving thanks, we bring large serving containers full of some of the best food in the four state region! From delicious turkey to mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, succotash, cranberry sauce, fruit,  an assortment of pies and so much more there is never an excuse to leave hungry!

The whole event takes an incredible team of volunteers that work as cooks, servers, greeters and clean-up. If you are interested in helping, please call our office at 301.739.1165 or email us at volunteer@hagerstownhopecenter.com.

If you would like to just get some good food that day, just stop by the Trinity Center (Walnut St, next to the Thrift Store) at 11 AM. There's plenty of food & parking so invite your family & friends!

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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 hagerstownrescue@verizon.net.

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

  • Green beans (canned)

  • Corn (canned)

  • Peas (canned)

  • Mixed vegetables (canned)

  • Tomato soup

  • Chicken noodle soup

  • 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.