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Moments of Hope Outreach operates a homeless outreach and food pantry, provides emergency shelter to our homeless neighbors, and hosts a weekly community outreach luncheon rain or shine with a mobile pantry, health screenings, bike shop, clothing ministry, homeless services, and prayer. We began as a one-man outreach in late 2014, and became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2016. “Mo Hope” serves Hanover and Henrico counties, and Richmond north of the James River.
Homeless Outreach & Camp Visits – We conduct outreach to homeless camps and panhandlers multiple times each week due to the growing number of people experiencing homelessness in our service area. We provide food, resources, and guidance on building camps for the newly homeless. We conduct wellness checks on our chronically homeless neighbors and provide vital supplies. We have distributed 1,400+ new sleeping bags and 1,500+ new tents since 2015.
Emergency Shelter Program - We provide brief Emergency motel stays for those suddenly experiencing homelessness, and for our chronically homeless neighbors at risk during dangerous weather. We also provide monthly two-night Dignity motel stays for those who have not bathed in weeks. We host “Room in the Inn” each year at Christmas to provide two nights in a motel, meals, gifts and more for every unsheltered neighbor we can shelter, because no one should spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Night outside.
Food Pantry – Our food pantry is located near the Hanover Courthouse and provides enough groceries to prepare six meals to 300-430+ neighbors each week. Our pantry also provides groceries to 400-550+ neighbors via our Mobile Pantry at our Saturday Servings events. Our pantry operation regularly supports fifteen area food ministries and pantries with surplus bulk food we receive free from the food bank and other sources. The majority of the food we receive comes from Feed More, our generous food bank partner.
Weekly Community Outreach Events – Our weekly Saturday Servings community outreach events offer critical nutrition via free groceries to households experiencing food insecu-rity. Since 2016, we have hosted over 400 weekly outdoor community outreach events and served over 78,000 free lunches prepared and served by groups from partner churches and businesses. Our guest tallies continue to climb.
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We wish to thank the Herndon Foundation for their generous grant of $20,000 for our Emergency Shelter program! These much needed and greatly appreciated funds come perfectly timed as requests for emergency motel stays and dignity motel stays have increased with the arrival of colder weather. Thank you!
We wish to thank The TJX Foundation for their generous grant of $2,500 in support of our mobile pantry at Saturday Servings! We currently pre-bag 500 bags of groceries each week for the mobile pantry. That's enough food to prepare 3,000 meals, and at a cost of roughly $2,100 each week.
We wish to thank Bank of America, N.A., as Trustee of the The Bowers, Hunton, Milk, Moore and Tolerton Trusts for awarding Moments of Hope Outreach a grant in the amount of $20,000 for the purchase of a walk-in freezer for our pantry! This will greatly increase our capacity for distributing frozen chicken and other frozen items. Thank you!
We wish to thank Henrico County for its generous grant of $30,000 to help us provide emergency motel stays for Henrico County residents experiencing homelessness. These funds will make possible over 350 motel stay nights! We also wish to thank our partners in Henrico County’s Mental Health and Police departments who voiced their support of us receiving this funding. This is the first of what we hope will be many grants funded by the county. Thank you!
We wish to thank the George J. & Effie L. Seay Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee for their generous grant of $10,000 for our Emergency Shelter program! This is the first grant they have funded for us!
We are thrilled to shared that we have attained the Platinum Transparency level of assessed by Candid/GuideStar.
13400 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover, Virginia 23069
Office (804) 913-9118 Pantry (804) 913-9151
05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
08:00 am – 11:30 am
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