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.

Jo's Diner Nacogdoches HOPE

Jo's Diner

Unfortunately, our Kitchen of HOPE is temporarily closed until further notice. 

The Good News! With much help by many in our community HOPE is on the road to renovating the building next to the pantry which we hope to be the future home of Jo's Diner along with other healthy programs!

My name is Doris. I am a HOPE volunteer for the past 7 years.  I like working with folks who enjoy helping neighbors. 

HOPE may be open just a few days a week but there is work to do there almost every day.  I volunteer at HOPE restocking, and organizing. It is hard work but there is joy in it.

I have been blessed in many ways.  Nacogdoches HOPE has been one of those ways.  I can give back to my community and have fun working with some really nice people. We are like family.

What are you bringing

to the table?

We are always looking for volunteers who are willing to serve Nacogdoches residents in need.

Donate or volunteer today!