Jo's Diner Opening
A Kitchen of HOPE in honor of Martha "Jo" Price (1924-2015) & partially funded by the Moody Foundation opened on July 31, 2019.
As many as fifty guests, on a first-come basis, are served a free nutritious lunch by friendly hostess volunteers.
Recipes and other food information is shared.
Come join us in this group community venture.
Other dates of operation are Aug. 21, 28; Sept.18, 25; Oct. 2, 16, 23; Nov. 6, 20, 27; Dec. 4, 18, & (Tues.) 31.
In 2020: Jan.15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 19, 26; Mar. 4, 18, 25; Apr. 1, 15, 29; and May 6, 20, 27.
They call me Goodie. I am a HOPE volunteer Team Leader who enjoys working with all kinds of folks.
Each week I volunteer at HOPE coordinating volunteers, food distribution, and restocking. I especially enjoy greeting clients and children. Retirement has never been a word I would say describes my life.
I have been blessed with family, friends and plenty of food. Nacogdoches HOPE has been a way I can give back to my community and work with some really awesome individuals each week. Although it can be a little crazy up here on Monday and Thursdays mornings it is really a lot of fun.
When I was 7 years old I used to have to walk to the bus stop hungry early in the mornings because my mother had to go to her low paying job. My whole life I triumphed alone through my struggle with no help. I kept faith that one day I wouldn’t be hungry anymore, and now that it is time to eat it’s also time to help.
When I look into the mirror with my envelope in my hand, I realize that I have become the HOPE of one family because I can see them in my reflection.
We are always looking for volunteers who are willing to serve Nacogdoches residents in need.
Donate or volunteer today!