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The HOPE Center collects, receives, and distributes food and other non-food essential items to charitable agencies that assist people in need in Harford County. These partners include Harford County public schools, local senior living communities, food pantries, and churches.

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In 2023, The HOPE Center of Maryland distributed 294,388 pounds

of food & nonfood essentials to various beneficiaries in Harford County, Maryland. 

7,712 Volunteer hours     -     9,168 Grocery bags handed out     -     1213 individuals fed monthly

Hope Feeds

  • You can provide a family of four with one 1 day of groceries for $35.

  • You can help an at-risk child through our weekend meal program for one month which provides 24 meals for $45.

  • You can support ten seniors with essential items such as laundry detergent, dish soap, and paper goods for $75.

  • You can provide a family of four with seven days of groceries for $245.

  • You can help an at-risk child through our weekend meal program for one school year which provides 240 meals for $485.


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Making a Difference


Childhood hunger is a reality in Harford County, Maryland. Weekend meal programs help fill the hunger gap that many school children experience when they are not in school. 


As the cost of basic necessities continues to rise, individuals and families in Harford County are struggling to keep up. The situation is particularly difficult for seniors, many of whom have limited resources and live on a fixed income. 


"Hands for HOPE" provides supplemental food and other necessities, such as laundry detergent and paper goods, to seniors who lack enough food in their homes through the end of the month. We tailor this food to the wants and needs of seniors living in senior housing communities in Abingdon, Aberdeen, and Bel Air, many of whom live alone. 

We are honored to serve our elderly neighbors with the food and hope they need. 


It's easy!
It's quick!
It's meaningful!


We are pleased to introduce our Virtual Food Market! From the comfort and safety of your home, you can help provide food to support our hunger relief efforts. The best part is we'll do the shopping for you!

This Month at The Hope Center...

Our Monthly Wishlist 

We can do the shopping for YOU! 
In lieu of monetary or actual food contributions, gift card donations from local retailers such as Aldi, ShopRite, Target or Walmart are welcome! You may drop off at our administrative office at 2843 Churchville Road, Churchville, MD 21028, or mail your gift card to this address.

Since February 2020, the HOPE Center of Maryland has received 769,491 pounds of food and non-food necessities.
These items are distributed weekly to our community food giveaway partners that The HOPE Center of Maryland supports.

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Host a Collection Drive

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Who We Serve

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Our Mission

The mission of The HOPE Center of Maryland is to bring Hope to those in need within our community. Through collaborative efforts, we are collecting food and other essential staples and distributing these products to our network of community partners. Our efforts are providing the resources they need to optimally support the people they serve.  

We are so grateful for our Food Donors. Together we work to get food and other necessities to families and individuals in need.


Upcoming Events

If you would like to volunteer at any of these community events, please contact Robert at or 443.787.9290 for more information.

  • Saturday, May 11th – The Sharing Table

    • A community feeding event in Edgewood.

  • Saturday, August 24th – The Sharing Table

    • A community feeding event in Edgewood.

  • Saturday, October 19th – Forest Hill Lanes

    • Bowl-a-Thon Fundraiser

  • Saturday, December 28th – The Sharing Table

    • A community feeding event in Edgewood. 

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