Bucks-Based Programming – is an evolution of points-programming in that grocery prices in our Food Market are equivalent to the retail cost of groceries in the real world where many of our community members would shop. The goal is to create awareness and to help community members budget more effectively.
Choice-Based – Through bucks-based programming, community members may chose which groceries will meet their needs, allowing shoppers to shop with dignity while reducing possible food waste.
Hygiene & Cleaning Items – Community members have the opportunity to “purchase” hygiene items and cleaning supplies for their families so they are not forced to choose between hygiene/cleaning items and food for their family.
Baby Items – Separate bucks system for families with infants and young children allowing them to obtain much needed diapers, wipes, formula and other baby products for their family.
Fresh Fruit & Vegetables – We provide community members with fresh produce through our Harvest of HOPE program and support from local farmers and grocery stores.
Social Mentorship – Volunteers build relationships with community members as they help tally their bucks and encourage healthy choices. Volunteers may have attended Edu-Kitchen programs and, in turn, share their newfound knowledge such as recipes and how to cook unique ingredients (i.e., different squashes) with the community members.
Access for working poor – Those who earn a paycheck, but are unable to meet their needs financially, are eligible to receive help.
Check out our 2016 Community Food Drive video to see what a shopping trip looks like at HOPE House!
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Mondays: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
You can support us in providing these powerful programs by donating here.
For volunteer inquiries please contact
Gillian Cornell, Immediate Relief Manager
To book a shopping appointment at the Food Market please call
Reception at 519-265-4299