Helping Other People Eat
Open for Clients
(once a month)
Come by Monday or Thursday 9 AM - 11:30 AM
or the 2nd or 4th Tuesdays of the month form 5-7 PM
Produce is distributed on Thursdays 12:00 - 1:30 PM or till gone.
Senior boxes are distributed on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10 AM till noon and from 1 - 3 PM.
During the current Covid -19 pandemic food will be delivered in a drive-thur system - no need to leave your vehicle. Please wear a mask/bandana and help keep our volunteers safe.
Numbers continues to rise!
This last year has been filled with hardships and uncertainty for so many in our community. Nacogdoches HOPE despite a climate of challenges never once shut its doors or failed to fulfill its commitment. In fact, during this time more individuals and families have been served than ever before.
In October of 2020 Nacogdoches HOPE served 2,138 families compared to 2019 and 946 total families. Year to date, for 2020, Nacogdoches HOPE has served 16,409 compared to 7,720 in 2019. Meanwhile, the rate of food insecurity has sadly risen to 1 in 3 individuals.
Nacogdoches HOPE is tremendously grateful for the countless selfless volunteers and numerous generous individuals and organizations who help support our mission and purpose of fighting food insecurity in our community.
If you can and plan to give this holiday season, please know that Nacogdoches HOPE has every intention to make your contribution truly meaningful in our community as we strive to serve our citizens for our nearly 27th straight year.
We will be closed the following days:
Jan 18 MLK Jr. Day
May 31 Memorial Day
Sept 6 Labor Day
Nov 25 Thanksgiving
Dec 23 Christmas Holiday
Dec 30 New Year's Holiday
SFA faculty members, students to help Nacogdoches food pantry expand
Nacogdoches Helping Other People Eat food pantry is expanding thanks to a grant that involves a collaboration with three SFA schools.
Nacogdoches HOPE is using the funding from a large fiscal year 2021 Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge grant awarded by the East Texas Food Bank to purchase a building and property next to the food pantry. This will help increase the number of individuals who can be served, expand services and improve efficiency.
Students from SFA’s DeWitt School of Nursing, School of Human Sciences and School of Social Work will gain valuable experience while serving the community, according to Wilma Cordova, professor of social work at SFA and volunteer coordinator for Nacogdoches HOPE.
Nacogdoches HOPE now has a garden planted next to its newly purchased building! Thanks to Irene Howard, ETFB Pantry Specialist, for bringing plants donated by Blue Moon Nursery in Edom, Texas, and to HOPE volunteers Matthew Gallagher, Vance Rogers, Bruce McNellie, Steve Poston, and Jonathan Gasit for planting the garden on Friday!