What is a Blessing Box?
A Blessing Box is a small free pantry offering non perishable food (like cereal, canned soup/pasta, granola bars) as well as hygiene items (including shampoo, soap, toothbrushes/toothpaste and toilet paper) to local residents when they need them.
Blessing Boxes, or mini free pantries, are located at a variety of houses of worship and other community organizations throughout our area. Click here to learn more about the network of these mini pantries and where to find one.
Does Hope have a Blessing Box?
Yes! Hope has a Blessing Box located in our parking lot near the south facing doors.
What donations do you need for the Blessing Box?
Accepted donations include:
- Unexpired, nonperishable food
- Paper products such as toilet paper and paper towels
- Full size toiletry items
- Feminine hygiene products
- Cleaning supplies
How does the Blessing Box get stocked?
Volunteers (individuals or families) are always needed to "adopt" the Blessing Box for one month with the goal to ensure the box is tended to and is restocked as needed using the collected donations. Our current volunteer schedule is:
- February - Nancy Robbert
- March - Cindy Bishop
- April - Katherine Matson
- May - Alicia Herrle