A heart for our community. A heart for our region.

Dear Friends, These can be difficult days for so many people, but no one feels the impact more than the poor. Poverty, hunger, unemployment, homelessness and abuse are problems we see every day and in record numbers. Many who have never been in need are coming to us for help. Many who are experiencing a depth of despair like never before, are coming to us for hope. As we close out 2014 we thank God for his amazing provision, love, mercy, and grace, and we move forward into 2015 with conviction of scripture that teaches - “But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” (1 John 3:17-18). Pastor Mike, President/Executive Director - Stafford Hope Center Inc.

Fresh Connections

Perishable Food – Every Saturday, our perishable food program is called Fresh Connections. Families are required to register each week to participate in this program. More information can be found on the Fresh Connections registration page.

Read More

Thanksgiving Meal Support

Thanksgiving assistance registration will open on 11/1/14. If you wish to apply, click the "Read More" link below to visit the registration page. There is no guarantee that all entries will be selected. We will do the best we can based on inventory and availability of food.

Read More

Toys for Tots

We are PROUD to partner with the Marine Corps Reserve and the Toys for Tots Foundation. If you are a parent or legal guardian struggling to provide toys for your newborn to 14 year old child/children, it would be a privilege for us to assist.

Read More

Hope Center Fresh Food Program

Through our partnerships with the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank, area Food Lion stores, and Shoppers Food Warehouse, the Hope Center is able to offer fresh, perishable food every Saturday. Foods from the deli, produce, meat, and bakery departments of Food Lion are picked up on Friday evening and Saturday morning, and distribution begins shortly thereafter. Registration […]

Read More

The Community Give

On May 6th area residents are going to show their support for their favorite nonprofit during The Community Give. Our GOALis to raise $5,000.00 in cash, prizes, and BONUSES and we already have an ANONYMOUS donor who will MATCH EVERY donation, up to $1000.00. This means YOUR $25.00 is really $50.00. Or your $50.00 is […]

Read More

Seasonal Clothing Swap

On April 14th we badly need the hands of several volunteers.  Our services will be closed this coming Monday so we can get the winter clothing pulled down and the summer items put in place.  If you have a couple hours to volunteer, won’t you please come and help?  The more hands the better. No […]

Read More

Toys of Hope Program

The Stafford Hope Center Toys of Hope Program ministry exists as a result of God’s abundant blessing through the generosity and labor of spirited Hope Center and Toys for Tots volunteer staff.  The Hope Center, being a site for the Toys for Tots Program in December 2013, became the grateful recipient of an overabundance of […]

Read More

Shop Amazon and Support tHC

What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate […]

Read More

Join us this THIS Sunday…

Did you know the Hope Center is a ministry of Hope Chapel? Even though the Hope Center is a stand-alone agency – we are a faith based ministry working hard to love on the community and show people the incredible love of Jesus Christ.  If you don’t have a church home, please join us at Hope […]

Read More

Thanksgiving Assistance

The Hope Center gave away over 30 Thanksgiving food boxes to families in 2011, 56 in 2012, and 62 in 2013. The boxes contained everything a family would need for a Thanksgiving feast.  A very greatful THANK YOU to Belvedere Plantation, the Fredericksburg Area Foodbank, and the CVS Distribution Center in Fredericksburg VA for making this possible. […]

Read More