Starting July 1st you need to update the following:
Proof of Income
Proof of Address
Driver's license if changed
Client Information form
(found under the services page of this website)
Volunteers for the clothing bank
Tuesday 11:30 to 1:30
(Click on the button and download the volunteer application!)
Thanks for your faithful giving to help our clients!
We love your donations, but we would appreciate it if they are clean so our volunteers are able to make them available to our clients immediately. Thank you so much.
We are no longer open on Wednesday evening.
Check out why you should volunteer as a senior, then go to our volunteer page to see how you can volunteer at New Hope.
Read: Why you should Volunteer
News from the Food Pantry August 2021
Recent changes in eligibility for emergency food assistance mean that many more in our community now qualify. We never ask for proof of income, but ask clients to self-qualify based on a chart provided by the Federal Government. A household of one is now eligible for emergency food if they fall below approximately $50,000 income per year. Our geographic outreach has also expanded. If the North County Food Pantry is convenient for you, regardless of your zip code or city of residence, you are welcome to access services from us. The Pantry has sufficient inventory to meet the needs of our expanding client base so don't hesitate to visit us.
Next time you visit you will once again be able to shop for yourselves rather than getting a pre-made order! We are asking clients who are not vaccinated against COVID 19 to wear a mask for their protection and the protection of our volunteers. You will still call the Pantry upon arrival, and we will ask for your preferences for produce, fresh foods, toiletries and other special items we may have available. Then you will be invited into our building where you can "shop" for items that best meet the needs of your family. We are hopeful that restrictions will be relaxed as we move forward, however, we will make decisions based on guidelines established by local, regional and federal public health officials. We have greatly appreciated your patience over the last 17 months as we have dealt with this pandemic.
Among our most faithful garden volunteers are families with young children! It is not uncommon to see little people demonstrating a servant's heart as they work alongside their parents in our garden. We are harvesting more each week...radishes, rhubarb, beets, green beans, raspberries, cucumbers. In spite of adverse weather, our garden will provide tons of fresh healthy produce for our clients.
We wish to thank the Knights of Columbus from Saint Joseph's Parish for continuing to donate food and labor to our Food Pantry. And thanks to the anonymous donor who brought in hard-to-come-by toiletries and first aid supplies! These items are necessary but costly for struggling families.
Lastly, we have 2 requests...we are still looking for a volunteer cook for two Wednesday mornings a month to provide a light brunch for Pantry volunteers. And we are looking for a garden cart (or two) to help as we begin to harvest more each week. If you can help with either of these requests, please call Sandy at 292-2530 and leave a message if we are not open.
New Hope loves donations! Many donations are left after hours. If you are leaving donations after hours please make sure they are under our roof or under the youth house deck roof. If they are out in the rain and snow it will ruin many of the donations.