Food Pantry

The Hope Collective’s Food Pantry serves over 1000 families every year. We don’t just provide these families with safely handled produce and non-perishables every Saturday. We offer them community. We meet with each new guest and give them a safe place to share their story. As we get to know each guest, we connect them with resources and solutions that can help meet their needs. To learn how you can be part of bringing HOPE through the Food Pantry, check out the links below or contact Donna Riemer at donna@thehopeco.com

Serve

Volunteer for food pick ups, packing, and distribution

Give

Make donation to help those in need

Find Hope

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HOPECO Supported Missionaries

Katie & Tim Cole

JAPAN

Tim works with Family Forum Japan (FFJ), using family issues to reach families and help churches. Katie works with international high school students in Karuizawa through Bible study and cookies. Tim preaches and has a bi-monthly English services along with speaking engagements, pre-marital counseling sessions and more.

Esther Honegger

ETHIOPIA

Esther serves with the Rafiki Foundation at their school and children’s home (“Village”) in Ethiopia. She teaches & mentors youth, and assists in the Child Care program. Weekly her work involves teaching classes in the bible, language arts and math, as well as training students to be godly leaders and impact their peers for Christ.

Ernesto &Adriana Alfaro

CHILE

With Singular’s mission: To obey God by mobilizing disciple-makers according to the principles Jesus modeled for us, Ernesto and Adriana are thankful to be making disciples in Chile.  They are also following God’s direction through open doors to continue to expand this multiplication of disciples to other countries.

Flavio and Jamie Santos

BRAZIL

Flavio and Jamie have 3 church plants in Brazil.  Besides daily duties of the churches, they have neighborhood outreaches to hold children’s events and provide food to the neighborhood.  They also go and minister to orphans in the dangerous slums of Brazil. They also reach into other injustices with anti-human trafficking programs and feeding refugees.

Chris & Christa Ophus

CHICAGO, IL

Chris Ophus is a pastor at New Life Community Church in Little Village Karlov in Chicago’s largest Mexican neighborhood. The Ophus’ mission is to be a family of love that cooperates with God in making fully devoted fruitful followers of Christ.

CHRIS BAKER

OSWEGO, IL

Chris founded the non-profit arm of “Ink 180” to transform tattoos left from a former life in a gang or enslaved by human trafficking into beautiful art. Chris offers the invisible, the forgotten and the discarded to have an opportunity for a real second chance. There is no charge to former gang members or victims of human trafficking to change their tattoos.

Michael & Wendy Lambert

ESWATINI

The Lamberts are missionaries to the TWR station in Eswatini, Africa. Mike uses his engineering skills to ensure the broadcast of the gospel out over a vast region across central and southern Africa where Christians are severely persecuted. Radio is only one of the ways to reach those who are illiterate and in remote regions.

For more information, please email our HOPECO Outreach director, Donna at donna@thehopeco.com