The City of Hope Project located at 2666 Cedar Crest Blvd was created several years ago as the non profit outreach of The City of Hope Church. We are currently working outside on our property and in a parking lot up the street to serve the marginalized Cedar Crest community. While we are awaiting the construction of our new building we are running our food pantry outside in these 2 locations. We currently work Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 11 a.m.and stay until we run out of food. We give away fresh produce as well as the usual food pantry items ie canned goods, boxed foods. We believe the fresh produce will lead to a healthier, and therefore a more stable and strong community. Currently we are purchasing our produce twice a week at our own expense. One of the programs we are looking to develop, with some help, is for a community garden on our property. We are serving the old, the young, families, singles. We maintain a strong commitment to this underserved community. Along with our new building, that will house the church as well as a community center, we are planning programs for parents, children, youth, GED classes, Bible study, men to men mentoring, NA classes, and a thrift shop. If all this sounds ambitious, we agree it is and it will progress in stages but it is the level of engagement we believe this community needs and deserves. We would welcome any partnerships that align with our Christ centered goals to bring health, hope and happiness to the Cedar Crest community.
This listing was last updated Feb 8, 2022
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