Being a Hunger Hero
Through its Food Pantry and Daily Feeding Programs the Hope Center provides over 5,000 individuals with boxes of groceries, and nearly 20,000 meals to hungry persons annually.
Added to those services, the Hope Center works with outside agencies to pay past due utility bills for Petersburg residents with a pending cut-off notice.
Almost all of this work is accomplished through volunteer efforts.
Funding is provided through grants, the annual P.T. Taylor Walk Against Hunger Fundraiser, and by donations from our numerous individual, business, and organizational partners.
To work at the Hope Center is to be surrounded by people willing to make sacrifices of themselves for the good of the many.
The Hope Center's Food Pantry volunteers do an amazing job of getting food from the clients. (Produced by Wayne Covil, WTVR, Channel 6 Richmond)
Last year The HOPE Center provided over $25,000 in utility assistance to citizens faced with the cut-off of vital utilities.
The P.T. Taylor Walk Against Hunger
The Annual P.T. Taylor Walk Against Hunger is The Hope Center's only major fundraiser. This year will mark our 44th Walk, to be held virtually due to the COVID crisis.
"Captain" Bill Dugger's Farm supplies fresh vegetables to The Hope Center throughout the year.
The Food Pantry
Last year The HOPE Center food pantry provided groceries for over 7,600 individuals and families.
Daily Feeding Program
Last year The HOPE Center's Daily Feeding Program fed over 24,600 meals to the greater Petersburg community.
Volunteers are at the heart of all activities at The HOPE Center. Last year volunteers contributed over 13,000 hours of service.