"We love because He first loved us." - 1 John 4:19
OUR SERVICES + COMMUNITY RESOURCES
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
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.
St. John's Episcopal Church
114 Union Avenue Havre de Grace, MD 21078
*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