The Hope Street Food Pantry is open on Thursdays from 4-7 pm.
Hope Street Food Pantry
A driving force behind all that we do at Hope is to be an influential part of the community and reach out to those around us. While doing research for a community event, we discovered that a high percentage of the students attending school on our street qualify for free or reduced lunch.
The Hope Street Food Pantry is open on Thursdays from 4-7pm.
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Hope Street Food Pantry opened on September 13, 2018, becoming the first community food bank in the 28269 zip code. Through local donations, corporate partnerships and God's faithfulness, we provide a three day supply of groceries and toiletries to every family that walks in our doors each week. What a blessing to meet real needs in our area!
Families in our community often face food insecurity due to unexpected job loss, death or illness, or other life situations. Being food insecure doesn’t mean a family is homeless, it simply means that after prioritizing expenses like rent, mortgage, utilities, car payments, medical bills and prescription medication, food is not the top priority.
In 2019, Kimberly Johnson of the Patch reported that:
“One in six children in America suffers from real hunger. These kids live in every state and every county in the nation. North Carolina is home to 479,220 hungry children, including 45,370 in Mecklenburg County.”
In addition to providing a three or more day supply of food and toiletries, on the first Thursday of every month from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm, thanks to a partnership with Atrium Health and the Keith Family YMCA, a state of the art wellness bus is on location for families to receive free wellness checks.
We have partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank Metrolina, which saves a great deal of money and enables the pantry to provide meat, dairy and fresh produce to those in need. With our 501c3 status, we are now seeking grants and other support, so HSFP can continue to grow and serve even more people in our community.