Pantry Needs

Our pantry is a pretty busy place. It tends to be the heart of our ministry and from it comes the opportunity to help so many people in need. From food bags to our Community Grocery Giveaway to one of the multiple meals served each day, we go through a lot of food each month. With thousands of guests each year it can be very expensive.

But we're able to continue to feed so many people in the area because God has provided for us thanks to the many generous individuals, churches, schools, civic groups, families and businesses who have kept our pantry stocked since 1955! 

We Cannot Accept...

Unfortunately due to various health regulations we cannot accept nor use the following items:

  • Homemade canned foods

  • Out-of-date foods (generally canned foods have a safe shelf life of 2 years past "best by" date. We cannot accept canned foods past the 2 year date)

  • Opened or used packages of food

  • Dented or rusty cans

Needs List

  • 16 oz jars of peanut butter

  • Bags of sugar

  • Spaghetti or other pasta

  • Pasta sauce

  • Coffee

  • Creamer

  • Cans of soup (any variety)

  • Canned vegetables

  • Spaghettios or other similar products

  • Canned meat (chicken, tuna, etc.)

  • Cereal

  • Beef or chicken broth

  • Boxed mac & cheese dinner

  • Boxed meals (Rice-a-roni, Hamburger Helper, mashed potatoes, etc.)

  • Cans of baked beans

  • Ramen

  • Baking mixes (brownies, cakes, etc)

  • Ranch dressing

  • Pancake mix & syrup

  • Mayonnaise

  • Jelly or jam (any variety)

  • Snacks (packaged cookies, crackers, chips, pretzels, popcorn, etc.)

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To donate:

-Drop off food donation at our Administrative Office during business hours M-F 8:15am -11:45am and 12:15pm -4pm (office is closed 11:45am - 12:15pm for lunch).

-Order online at AmazonSmile or any other retailer. For deliveries please use:

125 N. Prospect St

Hagerstown, MD 21740

For any other questions please call us at

301.739.1165. Thank you!

Pantry Items of 2022

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Food drives are a HUGE benefit for our food ministry as our shelves can be quickly restocked and provide us with many new options for daily meals and food bags. Many schools, civic clubs, churches and events host food drives for us. Food drives are a great way to get people in your community involved in helping the less fortunate and they can be a valuable tool in teaching kids the importance of feeding the hungry and taking care of neighbors in need. For food product ideas please use the list above and items promoted as our Pantry Item of the Month.

If you would like to host a food drive or would like information about how to do such a thing, please call us at 301.739.1165 or email us at info@hagerstownhopecenter.com.

Pantry Items of the Month from 2021

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The items above were featured each month of 2021. These items selected are needed throughout the entire year and were specifically chosen because they are items we use constantly or always need for our kitchen and food giveaway ministries. If you are looking for a list of items needed for a food drive or to donate then this list is a perfect place to start!