History of H.O.P.E Ministry
H.O.P.E Ministry of Pointe Coupee, Inc. was founded in 1995 by a group of local pastors who took interest in providing assistance to those individuals who came to them for help. HOPE Ministry was originally funded under the Robert Wood Johnson foundation grant. HOPE’s visibility in the community grew tremendously, and requests form the community poured in. Today, HOPE has four major programs. They are the Food Pantry, which has two distribution sites (New Roads and Innis), Emergency Services for rent, utilities, and medical, disaster relief services, and Uniforms For Kids. HOPE is now located in the Olinde Shopping Center in New Roads.
In order for HOPE to be successful and serve the Pointe Coupee community, we need continued support from our community. In order for the mission of HOPE to be fulfilled, it takes many volunteers and supporters. HOPE partners with many other community organizations, including the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, Pointe Coupee Police Jury, Pointe Coupee Detention Center, Pointe Coupee General Hospital, Pointe Coupee Good Neighbors, St. Vincent de Paul of Baton Rouge , NRG, Council on Aging, and the Pointe Coupee Long Term Recovery Group. We’ve receive funding support from the Wilson Family Foundation, Capital Area United Way, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, and other community organizations, businesses, and individual donors.
In October 2014, HOPE Ministry made a new commitment to the citizens of Pointe Coupee Parish by rededicating its services and affirming the mission to serve the less fortunate, HOPE’s goal is to bridge the gap between poverty and productivity.
HOPE Ministry Food Pantry is open Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.