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.
End of Year Review
In 2018 Hope volunteers were able to:
♥ Serve an equivalent of ~177,710 meals.
♥ Purchase over 1600 dozen eggs and 2800 pounds of meat to fill the gap.
♥ Pick up and distribute 46,539 pounds of fresh produce/food and 1615 pounds of fresh flowers from Natural Grocers, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and Pepperidge Farm.
♥ Deliver 510 backpacks full of nutritious food to AISD students in need.
♥ Offer additional services through the Hope Clothes Closet and Children’s library.
♥ Host multiple health and social service groups to help clients with other needs.
In 2017 Hope volunteers were able to:
♥ Distribute food equivalent to ~170,809 meals.
♥ Purchase eggs, meat, and other staples each week to ensure availability to ALL.
♥ Rescue 48,358 pounds of fresh produce/food and 1080 pounds of fresh flowers from: Trader Joe’s, Natural Grocers, Whole Foods, and Pepperidge Farm.
♥ Collect 65,983 pounds of food from community food drives.
♥ Provide 450 backpacks full of nutritious food to AISD students in need.
♥ Expand the Hope Closet and Children’s library.
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.