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OUR MISSION

We are here for all who need food and to instill hope for a bright future.

OUR VISION

To relieve hunger in Harford County.

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 community partners that include food giveaway programs, churches, senior living communities, and Harford County Public Schools.

The HOPE Center Network of Community Food Giveaway Partners

Churches -- 

  • First Presbyterian Church, Bel Air, MD. Twice a month. 

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

  • Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, Darlington, MD Monthly.  

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

  • Centre UMC, Forest Hill, MD Twice a month. 

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

  • Conowingo Baptist Church, Conowingo, MD Twice a month. 

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

  • Saint Mark Catholic Church, Fallston, MD.​ Twice a month. 

    • Operates an onsite Outreach Center for local individuals and families who are financially challenged and lack food resources. 

  • Churchville Presbyterian Church Preschool, Churchville, MD.​ Twice a month. 

    • ​Operates an onsite preschool for children. 

 

Miscellaneous -- 

  • TUNE - Towson University North East, Bel Air, MD Twice a month. 

    • 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 As items are available. 

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

  • The Sharing Table, Edgewood, MD Weekly during produce season - July to October. The HOPE Center serves a hot meal 3 times during the year (2023).

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

  • Grace Place, Havre de Grace, MD Twice a month.

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

  • Key Point Health Services, Aberdeen, MD​ As items are available. 

    • 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. 

  • Alpha’s Glory Pregnancy Resource Center, Aberdeen, MD As items are available. 

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

Harford County Public Schools -- 

 

Local Senior Living Communities -- 

  • Park View Bel Air Senior Community, Bel Air, MD Monthly food giveaway at location - drop offs when there are food items for residents. 

    • Apartments for seniors.

  • ​Park View at Box Hill Senior Community, Abingdon, MD Monthly food giveaway at location - drop offs when there are food items for residents. 

    • ​Apartments for seniors. 

  • Aberdeen Court Senior Community, Aberdeen, MD Monthly food giveaway at location - drop offs when there are food items for residents. 

    • Apartments for seniors, operated by Catholic Charities.

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