Food Ministry

House of Hope's food ministry includes the Monday morning distribution, bags prepared specifically for the homeless, "benevolence bags", Wednesday dinners at First Baptist Merritt Island prior to Bible studies, and other outreaches that provide nutrition and prepared meals.

In 2017, House of Hope provided food to 42,251 families during weekly distributions. That represented 98,887 family members and more than 2.8 million pounds of food.


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Clients who came for assistance outside regular hours received 535 packaged benevolence bags totaling 8,025 pounds. In addition, 1,250 bagged lunches were handed out.

Schools, churches, businesses, restaurants, food banks, and individuals contribute 70 percent of House of Hope's supplies. Thirty percent of the food is purchased.

Among the primary contributors are: