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Get to know us


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 beneficiaries. Our efforts are providing these churches/programs/agencies the resources they need to optimally support the people they serve.  


We are committed to being a resource of HOPE for those struggling to meet the demands of daily living. It is essential that we work together to ensure that people within our community are not food-deprived.

We endeavor to network with other organizations and local churches to help them to provide resources for those in need in their communities.


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 


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.


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

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

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

4. We value excellence in everything we do. 


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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We support local churches, community programs, private schools, service agencies and senior living communities whose recipients are in need of food and non-food essentials.

The HOPE Center Distribution Beneficiaries

Donations include pantry items, frozen meals and meats, produce, health & beauty products, cleaning and laundry supplies, baby supplies, pet food, paper goods, beverages and other necessities.

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

  • Parkview Senior Living Community, Abingdon, MD.

    • ​Apartments for seniors. 

  • Maryland Recovery, Bel Air, MD

    • Provides substance abuse programs for men and women who face challenges of addiction. Operates recovery homes in the Bel Air central area.

  •  Trinity Lutheran Christian School, Joppa, MD

    • Operates an onsite food pantry for families of students and those in the surrounding community who are in need of food and non-food items. 

  • 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. 

  • 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 275 bags per week) for those needing food in Harford County.

  • 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 finanical challenges and struggle to make ends meet. The church also partners with a local high school to assist those students and families who are in need of food.  

  • Smith's Chapel UMC, Churchville, MD  

    • Operates an on site food pantry and provides food giveaway weekly to individuals and families who need help to access food.