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community meals

Lunch every Tuesday at 12 noon

Dinner every Thursday at 5:30 pm

both meals at 185 High Street

Through a wonderful partnership with Wayside Food Programs, we serve free community meals twice each week right here at HopeGateWay. The meals are a great blessing to our friends and neighbors — and to everyone who serves at them. Since April 2010, we have provided more than 38,000 meals for over 1,000 different guests. There are plenty of opportunities to serve, so if you think you might be interested in helping out, please inquire!

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Here's what some of our guests are saying:

  • “Wonderful! Not just the food, but the volunteers & cooks!”
  • “Thank you for helping ME. It helps me to get to know the community and people around. Thank you.”
  • “I AM LOVED.”
  • “Your meals are The Greatest. Can you have MORE?”
  • “We share not only a meal but a ‘kinship’. Communication comes with Friendship, Trust, and a warmth, when people come together socially. God bless you all, for these meals & all your efforts!”
  • “Real tableware and water pitchers with orange slices are delightful.”
  • “It is nice because I get out of my house and have made new friends and run into some old friends - it helps my food stamps stretch.”
  • “A nice meal is great, plus you can sit with friends you don’t see every day.”
  • “I’ve been widowed twice. The food is great and I am 90 years young. Your stomach is full and you go away with a full belly.”
  • “I really appreciate them. I just got a car a few months ago and I don’t have much money for food.”
  • “I very appreciate your support to help the needy and homeless. Thank you! God Bless!!”
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