Hope Center is a no-cost client choice food pantry that is set up in a grocery store format. The pantry is divided in two sections. One section holds nonperishable food received from Gleaners Community Food Bank. The second section holds perishable food received predominately through partnerships with Forgotten Harvest, Entenmann's Bakery, and Meijer Distribution Center.
Individuals and families can access the pantry a maximum of six times per year and no more than once every thirty days. The amount of nonperishable food is limited by pounds based on the number of persons in the household. Perishable food is given to our clients as “bonus weight” and not counted against the households weight limit.
Hope Center aims to be a one-stop-shop of services by providing:
A no-cost income tax preparation program sponsored by the United Way for low income individuals and families (offered February through April)
A program to establish school located community gardens throughout Macomb County with a goal to not only educate students, but to provide fresh produce for school lunch programs and the community.
Pathway to Independence - A mentoring program for individuals and families to achieve long term stability and self-sufficiency. The program counsels and educates on how to utilize local agency resources and provides group networking opportunities and support.