Hope volunteers distribute groceries to approximately 1400 individuals a month through three programs: Weekly Distribution, Backpacks to schools, and Partners’ designated families. Hope volunteers welcome clients to pick up groceries every Thursday and Friday mornings and first Saturday of the month from 9 – 10:30a.m. Backpacks and designated families are pre-packed and delivered.
Many of our clients are older adults, single parents, the homeless, people with disabilities, unemployed or under-employed. Generous donations allow Hope to continue distributing the basic nutritional staples of rice and beans, canned fruit and vegetables, tuna, pasta and pasta sauce, and a few choice items each week.
As of January 2017, Hope is a program under the Common Good Community Development. Hope is funded by individuals, churches, grants and fundraisers. Reference materials for other surrounding food pantries and health and human services are also at hand for the clients.
Number of Clients Served
2017: 14,438 individuals
2016: 13,383 individuals
2015: 13,050 individuals
2014: 13,045 individuals
2013: 12,161 individuals
2012: 11,811 individuals
Includes duplicates: Clients served more than once in a year.
Clients Served in previous years
2011: Hope served 8203 individuals.
2010: Hope served 8868 individuals plus 392 individuals due to a special CAFB program Hope managed.
2009: Hope served ____ individuals (tbd)
2008: Hope served 7844 individuals
2000-2007: No consistent tracking available.