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What We Do

"We love because He first loved us." - 1 John 4:19

OUR SERVICES + COMMUNITY RESOURCES

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Food Distribution

The HOPE Center’s goal is to ensure that all people in our community and surrounding areas, who are in immediate need, are not food-deprived. This is accomplished by collecting food and non-food items for distribution through a network of service agencies, churches, and programs that serve our community. 

Those receiving these items are very low to low-income base individuals (including seniors and veterans) and families, who need help to put food on the table. Nearly half of those served by the program are seniors. The HOPE Center operates a facility where we store donated or rescued food and non-food items for distribution.  The program actively solicits food from local food growers, retailers, and wholesalers.  In addition, The HOPE Center collects food donations from local food service donors for immediate distribution to service programs. 

Currently, The HOPE Center has been helping those facing financial instability due to the Covid-19 pandemic. During these difficult times, our local non-profit agencies and churches are struggling with revenue and the manpower resources to provide the services that are so desperately needed at this time. The HOPE Center has reached out to these community organizations and we have provided weekly deliveries of food and other household products to them so that they can continue their vital outreach to the individuals and families who depend upon them for help.

 

By the end of last year(ending December 31, 2020), The HOPE Center received and distributed 85,719 pounds of donated food and non-food essentials to the beneficiaries who we 

support!

THE EMERSON LAW

Each year, 14 billion pounds of food are sent to landfills. Meanwhile, nearly 30 million Americans, including 12 million children, are at risk of hunger. Potential donors most often cite fear of liability as to the reason they refuse to donate to feeding programs. Before the passage of the national law, all 50 states and the District of Columbia had adopted laws protecting donors. Yet, differences in language and applicability between states often discouraged national and regional companies from donating. With the national law in place, regional and national donors have the uniform language that protects them from civil and criminal liability. Read More

RESOURCES                                                                             FOOD PANTRIES

We have compiled the following community resource list of services available in the

Harford County, Maryland area.

Bel Air United Methodist Church

21 Linwood Ave. Bel Air, MD  21014

410-838-5181 | belairumc.org

*Check the website to verify dates and information. Groceries are distributed once a month (Second Saturday of the month) from 9:00 AM to Noon.

Calvary Baptist Church

206 Courtland Place Bel Air, MD  21014

410-838-6080 | www.calvarybelair.com

*Tuesday - Thursday 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM.  

Photo ID required.

Community Action Agency

1321 Woodbridge Station Way Suite B Edgewood, MD  21040

Food Pantry: 410-612-9899 | harfordcaa.org

*Monday - Thursday 9:00AM to Noon and 1:00PM to 4:00PM Friday - 8:30AM to Noon

Grace United Methodist Church

110 W. Bel Air Avenue Aberdeen, MD 21001

410-272-0909 | www.graceumcchurch.org

*Wednesday, 5:00 to 6:00 PM – Photo ID required.

Grace Place

St. John's Episcopal Church

114 Union Avenue Havre de Grace, MD 21078

410-939-2107

*Non-perishable groceries available

Mason-Dixon Community Services

708 Highland Rd. Street, MD 21154

410-452-9025 | www.mason-dixon.org

*Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to Noon

Meals on Wheels

45 N. Main Street Suite D Bel Air, MD 21014

410-838-0013 | www.mealsonwheelsmd.org

*Services provide the delivery of nutritious meals to homebound persons of any age or economic status who are unable to shop or prepare meals for themselves.

Oak Grove Baptist Church

2106 E. Churchville Rd. Bel Air, MD 21015-4908

410-838-9898 | www.oakgrovebaptist.com

*Every 3rd Saturday of the month from

10:00 to 11:00 AM

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church

1450 Abingdon Road Abingdon, MD 21009

410-676-5119 | www.stfrancisabingdon.org

*Thursday, 5:30 – 6:30 PM, Saturday, 9:00 – 10:00 AM

St. Joan of Arc Church

222 S. Law St. Aberdeen, MD 21001

410-272-4535 | www.stjoanarc.org

*Wednesdays and Saturdays 9:30 - 11 AM

St. Matthew Lutheran Church

1200 Churchville, Rd. Bel Air, MD 21014

410-838-3178 | www.smlc.org

*Thursday 6:00 to 7:30 PM and Friday

10:30AM to Noon

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

1100 Philadelphia Road Aberdeen, MD 21001

410-679-4000 | www.trinityjoppa.org

*Tuesday, 6:00 – 7:00 PM & Thursday, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

"Learn from yesterday, Live for today, Hope for tomorrow."

- Albert Einstein