2100 E. Main St. Nacogdoches, TX 75961


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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 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.

Lumberjack Express

teams up with Jo's Diner:

A new partnership between Stephen F. Austin State University's Lumberjack Express mobile food lab and Jo's Diner will help reach more community members in need.


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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!

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