Hope's Corner reaches milestone meal


After six years of serving hot meals to the hungry, the local nonprofit Hope's Corner is marking a new milestone. This last Saturday, the volunteer group served its 50,000th meal to someone in need.

The achievement would be a reason to celebrate, except that it is one more example of the community's increasingly urgent needs. When it launched in 2011, the Saturday meal program was serving about 28 people on average. These days, upward of 200 people regularly line up for a hot breakfast and sack lunch at the Trinity United Methodist Church at the corner of Hope and Mercy streets.

In recent days, the church and its circle of volunteers have gone even farther in trying to help the local needy. City officials last month approved plans for the church to serve as a cold-weather shelter for up to 50 people.


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Posted by Trudy Palmer
a resident of another community
on Nov 10, 2017 at 6:35 pm

Thank goodness for Hope’s Corner!

Do they have a wish list for the holidays? Do they need more volunteers or other help? I think no this type of info would be great to have w your article.

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Posted by Leslie Carmichael
a resident of another community
on Nov 12, 2017 at 4:21 pm

Thank you for your comments Trudy! Yes, there are ways to help with both Hope's Corner and the Cold Weather Shelter. For Hope's Corner, we have a "wish list" on our website, as well as opportunities for people to volunteer: For the Cold Weather Shelter, there will be opportunities to provide dinners. Once the opening date for the Shelter is confirmed (pending installation of the fire alarm system), then Tracie Wallace of HomeFirst will take sign-ups to provide dinners. We will announce that on the Hope's Corner website as soon as the date is confirmed. Thanks!

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