Stories from the Basement
Help and Outreach Point of Entry, Inc.
Donna Clark RN, Director
Food is key in all of our lives. Meal times are more than just a time to eat but, are often a time for families to connect or groups of people to socialize. Meals also provide a time to relax and think about past events or to celebrate important events. Our clients are no different, although they often come to us hungry and looking for a warm/cool place to eat in peace. In 2009 the agency began to provide coffee and cookies to the clients coming to us for services. Over the years a volunteer felt we needed to provide a more substantial feeding program and Melody Fieo created the feeding outreach that we have now. H.O.P.E., Inc. does its best to give the clients not only food but a comfortable place to enjoy some good home cooking. The kitchen staff works out of the church kitchen upstairs; sometimes coming in the day before to prep the meal. Every other Tuesday several agencies provide an educational “Block Party” in the parking lot of the Wicomico Presbyterian Church drawing many people who are looking for assistance, education, and food. We feed between 30 and 60 people every day we are open.
We have a need for volunteers who can cook. H.O.P.E., Inc. provides the supplies and servers; we just need chefs. If you would be willing to volunteer one day a month, we can offer you a very rewarding opportunity to make a difference in lives of those we serve.
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