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People
Matter
to God.

Get to know us

OUR MISSION

We endeavor to provide our neighbors in need access to nutritious food and instill hope for a bright future. 

OUR VISION

To be the hands that provide hope to those in the community in their time of need.

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Who We Are

"Everything that is done in the world is done by hope." ~ Martin Luther 

 

The HOPE Center of Maryland founded in 2013, is a tax-exempt not-for-profit, faith-based community service organization that operates a food distribution ministry serving Harford County, Maryland.  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 soliciting and collecting food and non-food items for distribution through a network of service agencies, churches, and programs that serve our community. 

 

Currently, The HOPE Center has been helping those facing financial challenges 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 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 heartbeat of The HOPE Center is to serve individuals and families who are struggling with making ends meet. The opportunity to collaborate with so many committed charitable organizations to help serve those in need has been as much a blessing to us as it has been to the people we have had the privilege of helping. 

Our commitment is to meet people right where they are in their lives and assist them through non-judgmental acceptance, empathy, resources, direction, and HOPE….today!

The HOPE Center of Maryland, Inc. is an IRS code 501(c)(3) faith-based non-profit, volunteer-driven community service organization.

CORE VALUES

1. We value our desire to show compassion to all, and extend the love of Jesus Christ to all.

2. We value serving the whole person in spirit, mind, and body. 

3. We value excellence in everything we do. 

4. We value our call to be a beacon of hope to everyone.

 

5. We value accountability, integrity, and transparency.

 

6. We value those we serve, our donors, volunteers, and staff members.

7. We value maintaining an environment that fosters achievement, teamwork, and trust.

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WHO WE SERVE

The HOPE Center of Maryland supports a local network of beneficiary partners that include food pantries, senior living communities, and other community based programs.

The HOPE Center Distribution Beneficiaries

Donations include pantry items, frozen meals and meats, produce, cleaning and laundry supplies, baby supplies, paper goods, beverages and other necessities.

Deliveries to our beneficiaries are weekly, bi-monthly or as needed.

  • Parkview at Box Hill Senior Community, Abingdon, MD.

    • ​Apartments for seniors. 

  •  Trinity Lutheran Christian School, Joppa, MD

    • Operates an on-site food pantry for families of students and those in the surrounding community who are in need of food and other necessities. 

  • Extreme Family Outreach, Joppa, MD

    •  Conducts community impact programs in underserved areas of Harford County.  One service is their after school children’s program. 

  • Great Hope Bible Church, Jarrettsville, MD

    • Operates an onsite food pantry for local individuals and families who are finanically challenged and lack other food resources. 

  • Alpha’s Glory Pregnancy Resource Center, Aberdeen, MD

    • Provides various services including parenting classes, life skills workshops, free pregnancy test and referrals to community resources for housing assistance, food and professional counseling. 

  • Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, Darlington, MD

    • Provides grocery bags monthly to individuals and families who are in need of food. 

  • Park View Bel Air Senior Community,, Bel Air, MD

    • Apartments for seniors.

  • Centre UMC, Forest Hill, MD

    • Operates an on-site food pantry and provides food and other necessities weekly to individuals and families who are in need.

  • TUNE - Towson University North East, Bel Air, MD

    • Operates an on-site food pantry and provides food giveaways to students and staff who need help to access food.

  • Homecoming Project, Bel Air, MD

    • Manages an eight bed state certified residential program for women recovering from alcohol and substance abuse.

  • St. Margaret Catholic Church, Bel Air, MD 

    • Provides food giveaways to local individuals and families in need. Also supports other parish pantries in Harford County.

  • The Sharing Table, Edgewood, MD

    • Serves a hot lunch and distributes grocery bags every Saturday to those in need of food. 

  • Mt. Zion UMC, Bel Air, MD

    • Conducts a weekly community outreach food giveaway event (averages 200 bags per week) for those needing food in Harford County.

  • Grace Place, Havre de Grace, MD

    • Operates an on-site giveaway program that provides food and other essentials weekly to individuals and families who are in need.

  • Harford Collection of Homes

    • Pop-up community pantry at local apartment properties where tenants in need can receive food and other necessities.

  • Conowingo Baptist Church, Conowingo, MD 

    • Operates an on site food pantry for local individuals and families who are facing financial challenges and struggle to make ends meet. 

  • Aberdeen Court Senior Community, Aberdeen, MD  

    • Apartments for seniors, operated by Catholic Charities.

  • Key Point Health Services, Aberdeen, MD​

    • Provides behavioral health services. A few programs are Residential Rehabilitation and Psychiatric Rehabilitation. The HOPE Center provides food and non food items to the clients of these two services. 

  • Webster Congregational Christian Church, Havre de Grace, MD

    • Provides “Blessings in a Backpack” to 75 students at Havre de Grace Elememtary School who would otherwise go hungry over the weekends. 

  • The Epicenter at Edgewood, Edgewood, MD

    • ​​Operates an onsite pantry for local individuals and families who lack enough food in their households. 

  • Mason Dixon Community Services, ​Street, MD

    • Offers emergency services (food, utility, and eviction prevention) as well as services designed to break the cycle of poverty.