HOPE’s Food Pantry is open serving clients Tues. 9am-2pm, Wed. 9am-12pm, and Thursday 9am-2pm. The HOPE Chest is open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm. Donations for The HOPE Chest are accepted until 4:00pm. Please check updates on our Facebook HOPE Helps, Inc. or sign up to receive our newsletter at www.hopehelps.org.


HOPE Helps, Inc's mission is to prevent and reduce homelessness in Central Florida by equipping individuals and families to become self-sufficient through Housing, Outreach, Prevention, and Education.

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HOPE's Food Pantry provides nonperishable food, produce, meat and fresh bread, 3-days per week, all at no charge. Open 9a - 2p on Tuesdays & Thursdays, and 9a - Noon on Wednesdays.



HOPE serves the working poor, many clients who have never been in crisis before and the homeless. We believe in equipping individuals and families with the tools necessary to get them through their crisis by offering case management, financial assistance and access to additional resources.

Are you in need?

HOPE can help!

How do I qualify?

You must be a Seminole County, FL resident who believes they are in need of assistance.

Do you have questions?

Call us! We are here to help. Please give us a call at 321.765.4984

How to apply?

You can call us at 321.765.4984 and we will help you through the application process. Please be able to provide an ID and Proof of Residency for Seminole County, FL.

News from HOPE

Fill your community with HOPE!

Our goal is to raise $50,000 so we can provide food and financial assistance to those who need it most. Donate any amount from June 1-July 31, and it will be matched up to $25,000 by The Fathers Table and two anonymous donors. Help us help families and individuals in our community by donating today!

A Story of HOPE – Larissa

Thank you for easing the stress and worry of a pregnant mother. Larissa’s family was facing unfamiliar territory when her hours at work were cut due to the pandemic and then she began having pregnancy complications. Previously, she and her husband had been able to afford everything they needed without stress. When her hours were […]

A Story of HOPE – Scarlett

We love success stories! Even though she was working, Scarlett had been overwhelmed by expenses while she was going to school. Barely making it while supporting herself for her education, her hours were cut during Covid and she began to fall behind on several bills. Shortly before graduating she was facing eviction and homelessness. Scarlett reached out to […]

HOPE’s Current Needs

HOPE’s greatest need in addition to items listed below is funding to be able to support our mission in keeping families in their homes.  Your donation or pledge, no matter the amount, will help prevent hunger and homelessness for our homebound clients, individuals and families with children in need.  Your donation or pledge will help […]

HOPE Helps’ Board of Directors 2020

On behalf of the staff and current board of HOPE Helps, Inc., I am happy to welcome Cathy Droke, Oviedo Medical Center, Megan Pavel, MBA Student/Rollins College, and David Duda, A. Duda and Sons to HOPE’s Board of Directors. HOPE has worked hard to expand its reach in engaging new and community leaders to promote […]

A Story of HOPE

Jim has served at HOPE for 8 years as a volunteer, served on HOPE’s Board of Directors, and continues to serve families in need weekly. Jim loves to share stories of HOPE! Watch above to hear one of his stories this!

40 Days – 40 Items Challenge

What are you giving up for Lent this year? Why not try the HOPE Chest’s 40 Days 40 Items Challenge? Each day of Lent remove one item from your house that you no longer use or wear and place it in a bag. At the end of Lent, donate these clean and resellable items to […]

No child should have to go hungry – especially during the holidays.

More than 50% of students in Seminole County are receiving free or reduced lunches at school – so what happens when school is out during the holiday season? For these children and their families, the holidays aren’t always full of celebration. When it is a struggle to put food on the table, children often lose […]

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