Hope's Corner Serves 50,000 Meals
On November 4, 2017, Hope's Corner celebrated serving the 50,000th meal since offering free breakfasts on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the corner of Hope and Mercy Streets. Hope's Corner has come a long way in the intervening six years! Our Saturday breakfast crowd has grown from an average of 28 people each week in 2011 to approximately 200 each week. In 2015, new restrooms with showers were added so that the homeless have a clean and secure place to shower. In 2016, shower service was increased from one to two days per week. Through a collaboration with the Community Services Agency, a case manager is available to shower users on Thursdays. In 2016, the service location for the meals was moved from the Fellowship Hall into the larger Sanctuary where guests can now be seated at round tables providing more elbow room. Hope's Corner continues to address the need for food assistance in our community, which continues to grow as one of the effects of the high cost of housing.