Client Events


Christmas in the City is our largest outreach event of the year, created in 2008 in partnership with HOPE’s Interfaith Coalition, Christmas in the cityprovides hundreds of families in need all of the things they need for a jolly holiday season! Live music, good food, and of course, toys, games, gift cards, blankets, books, pants, new socks and underwear, and even stocking stuffers a plenty!


  • Complete Take Home Holiday Dinners
  • Toys/Gift Cards for all School Age Children
  • Clothing and School Supplies for Children
  • Hot Meal Served at the Event
  • Photo Opportunity for Each Family
  • Entertainment/Carolers throughout the Day
  • Resource Partner Agencies on site

Kids of HOPE

Back to School Bash

Since it’s inception in 2009, the Kids of HOPE, Back to School Bash (an outreach of the Kids of HOPE Enrichment Program) has provided thousands of children in need everything they need to start their first day of school.

HOPE wants our children to arrive at school looking good, feeling good, and geared with the basic tools for academic success from day one.

Registration for the 2024 Back to School Bash occurs on site at the HOPE Resource Center July 2nd – July 20th!


  • Choose your own brand new back pack to fill up
  • Select what colors of folders, binders, pens, pencils etc you want
  • Socks underwear, and hygiene items are provided
  • Free eye exams and free glasses if needed
  • Hot meals served for those in attendance
  • Resource partner agencies on site
  • Entertainment characters throughout the day

Kids of HOPE Enrichment

At HOPE Helps’ Food Pantry, we provide supplemental food including free meat, produce, bread, and non-perishable food four days per week (T/ W/TH/S), to families who register at HOPE. The Kids of HOPE program provides registered children with free lunches during the thirteen weeks of school breaks throughout the calendar year (Kids of HOPE food is distributed the week before the school break in Fall, Winter, and Spring).  When families come to HOPE to pick up their children’s week of food, which includes fresh fruit and easy-open items for children who may be home alone while their parents work, the parents have the opportunity to meet with a case manager to discuss their personal situation and create a personalized plan to get back on their feet.

  • During each school break throughout the year (13 weeks), registered families pick up a week’s worth of free lunches for their children in addition to regular pantry food.
  • Access to a Case Manager.
  • Can register for the annual Kids of HOPE Back to School Bash, where they receive everything a child needs to start their first day of school on the right foot!

Healthy items include:

  • Entrees
  • Peanut Butter
  • Snacks
  • Breakfast
  • Packaged Fruit
  • Beverages

Healthy snacks (such as fruit snacks, health bars, nuts)


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