In 2014 ...

Hope Mission provided 35,093 meals served from our Community Kitchen.

The Hope Mission Men's Shelter provided a temporary home and support for 145 guests.

The Emergency Financial Assistance program provided financial assistance to 234 families.

You Can Help!

Financial contributions can easily be made online using your credit or debit card or PayPal account.

Every penny you donate to Hope Mission stays here in Carteret County helping your neighbors.

Kudo's To You All

Empty BowlsThe Empty Bowls Committee of Hope Mission of Carteret County and the Hope Mission Board, wishes  to thank the following individuals and businesses for helping raise over $15,000 at the 12th annual luncheon fundraiser.  Hope Mission shares a portion of the proceeds with Martha’s Mission as both entities work toward the same goal of feeding the hungry of Carteret County. We also thank the many individuals, who are too numerous to mention, who volunteered in helping to make this event such a success and of course it would not happen without all who came to support the event by purchasing tickets, participating in the 50/50 raffle, and or the silent auction among the daily festivities.

Contributing Artists:

Beaufort Clayworks, Brent Wheelwright, Aria Hanson; Blusail Gallery, Mark & Lynn Golitz; Bridges Street Pottery, Scott Haines, Donna Weatherford; Beth Baugham; Caroline Ladely; Coastal Carolina Pottery, Christine O’ Connell; Deana Pollack; ECHS Art Classes, Michael Rhinehardt; Glenn Gage; Jim Bisbee; Julie Garner; Kathy & Rocky Gillikin; Lanny Pelletier; Laura Leegins; Libby Jacobi; Lisa McIntosh; Mudpies Gallery, Marty Freeman; Meredith Knott; Pam Holliday; Michael Helm; Mark Gordon, Patti Reeves; Penny Hooper; Robin Griswold-Ott & James Ott; Sharon Mills; Tricia Heimer; WCHS Art Classes & Club, Kathy Spruill, Jordan Bay, Principle Carolyn Heller; Morehead Primary School.

Volunteers & Donations:

Allison Keyes, Ann Hewat, Angela Spell, BJ Larson, Beatrice Barzetti, Betsy Stevenson, Bobbie Brooks, Cape Carteret Aquatic & Wellness Center, Captain Willis, Carolina Home & Garden, Charlotte Farris, Charlie & Dawn Rock, Clayton Rusich, Coastal Press & Graphics Dawn Brock, Crystal Coast Civic Center, Tina Purifoy, Gina Clark, Rod Magyar, Phil Walley, Dr. & Mrs. Wayne Anderson, Dana Wunsch, Donna Skubina, Evelyn Harris, Every Second Counts, Ginny Bankov, Handscapes Gallery, Highwater Clays, Hope Mission Glenda Killion, Ken Johnstin & Volunteers; Jackie Rusich, Judy Peters, Lisa Johnson, Mary Ann Huber, Mary Moore Walker, Mary Lou Foster-Reschr, Robin Hamm, Sarah Jo Safrit, Sharon & Steve Gunn, Shorewood Realty, Sweet Spot, Pottery To Paint, Sue Lewis, Teresa Piner, Tina Lewis, Vada Couch, Vicki Tangredi, Webb Memorial Library.

Carteret Community College:

Cathy Crowell, Jo Ann Cannon, CCC Culinary Art Students, Shana Olmstead, CCC Interior Design Students, Lela Mcclanahan, CCC Security & Maintenance

Silent Auction Donors:

AB Surf Shop, Bake Bottle Brew, Belk, Best Buy, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cape Carteret Aquatic & Wellness, Carolina Home & Garden Center, Carteret Vision Center, Elly’s Gift shop, Emerald Plantation Cinema, General Store, Grandmas Toy Box, Longhorn Steakhouse, Reel Outdoors, Salt Marsh Cottage, Salty Sheep, Sunkissed Memories, Shore Décor, Star Hill Golf, Sweet Dreams, Tierra Fina, Mac Daddy’s, Olde Beaufort Shop & Tours, West Marine, Brandy Lewis.

Soup Providers:

Swansboro Ice House, Carteret Café, Clamdigger, Island Grill, Sammy’s, Floyd’s 1921, Beaufort Grocery, Flipperz, Village Market, Texas Steak House, Church Street, Soundside, Applebees, Mike’s place, Mac Daddy’s, Snapperz, Channel Market, Rucker John’s, Chowdaheads, Ruby Tuesdays, Monkey Bar, Circa81, Clawson’s, Longhorn Steakhouse, Quizno’s, Cox Family Restaurant, CCC Culinary, Hope Mission, Kountry Kitchen.

Cookies, Bread, Drinks & Supplies:

National Charity League, Outer Banks Chapter, Morehead City, B&B Office Products, Carteret County Schools, Captains Table, CVS, Coastal Carolina Supply, Mary Wadsworth; Food Lion, Golden Corral, Lowes Foods, Lowes Home Improvement, McDonald’s, Mikes Place, Smithfield’s Chicken & Bar-B-Q, Walgreens, Staples & Carteret County Schools for their donations of supplies, tea, bottled water, crackers, paper products, cookies, bread & other needs.

Special Services:

Coin Jar Locations: Captain Willis, Sweet Spot, Village Market, Sunkissed Memories, Elly’s Gift shop, & Every Second Counts, these wonderful collections paid for the Civic Center Rental. Floyd Olmstead & Staff, Chef of Floyds 1921: Organizing, directing & serving; JROTC of West Carteret High School, Chef Carl Briscoe & Col. Vince Giani, I cannot even express our gratitude for Chef Floyd and the JRROTC for without their dedication this would be a much more difficult task. And finally our medial support Carteret News Times Melissa Jones, Helen Outland & Dylan Ray; Ben Ball 107.1FM WTKF 1240am; Andy Wright; West Carteret Jazz Ensemble.

Kudo’s to you all … It truly takes a village to accomplish things & together YOU have done great things!


Gene McLendon, Hope Mission Executive Director
& the Empty Bowls Committee

Handmade for Hope

SAVE THE DATE: “Join Us for a Meal and Help Fight Hunger In Our Community” – the 12th annual ‘Empty Bowls’ luncheon fundraiser will be held on
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 from 11am – 1pm
at the Crystal Coast Civic Center 3505 Arendell St., in Morehead City. empty-bowls

Empty Bowls is an International project to fight hunger. Events can be found around the country raising money for local organizations to help their communities. Proceeds from this event will go to Hope Mission and Martha’s Cupboard, both of Morehead City.

Your donation will get you the opportunity to pick out a beautiful handmade bowl, as well as a simple but wonderful meal of soup, bread, dessert and drink; all donated by local potters, restaurants, civic groups and businesses.

Here are the details:

WHAT: ‘Empty Bowls’ Luncheon Fundraiser

WHEN: Wednesday, February 18, 2015: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Lunch served

WHERE: Crystal Coast Civic Center, 3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City

COST: $20.00

Tickets are available through MT Bowls ticket
Hope Mission,
Webb Library in Morehead (9th & Evans),
Cape Carteret Aquatic and Fitness Center,
and Handscapes Gallery in Beaufort

For more information, call Hope Mission at (252) 240-2359