In 2016 ...

Hope Mission provided 39,232 meals served from our Community Kitchen.

The Hope Mission Men's Shelter provided a temporary home and support for 155 guests.

The Emergency Financial Assistance program provided financial assistance to 253 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.

Donating Goods

Delivering Donations:.

We ask you to please call ahead with goods, services and financial donations to make sure that a manager is available to receive your donation and to issue a receipt for you. This also ensures that donations are recorded properly.

Mailing Donations:

You may also wish to mail your donation. Our mailing address is: Hope Mission of Carteret County, Inc. P. O. Box 1438 Morehead City, NC 28557

About Hope Mission

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Hope Mission of Carteret County, Inc. is a non-profit Christian ministry which seeks to serve the less fortunate citizens of Carteret County through ministries of food, compassion, emergency financial assistance, shelter for the homeless and prayer as well as other means of support. Our volunteers come largely from churches throughout the county that seek to assist with human needs.

Mission Statement:
Hope Mission serves those in need through our Community Kitchen, Men’s Shelter, Emergency Financial Assistance and Recovery Services.

History of Hope Mission:
Faith and Victory Church started a soup kitchen at their location on 702 Arendell Street, Morehead City NC in January 1990. The soup kitchen operated under the non-profit, tax exempt status of Faith and Victory Church. Due to the increased number of persons in need of daily meals and the need for more financial support from the community, a decision was made to form “Hope Mission”.

Hope Mission of Carteret County, INC., was incorporated July 29, 1991 and operated out of the Faith and Victory location until October of 1991.

In October of 1991 a vacant facility located at 1306 Arendell Street became available to the Mission.both bldgs

In April of 1992, after a brief search, property located at 1412 Bridges Street was found and purchased with the assistance of local charitable organizations, churches, businesses and private individuals. Habitat for Humanity then took over the location at 1412 Bridges and constructed the present building located at 1410 Bridges Street for Hope Mission.

Hope Mission now has 3 employees. All other persons involved with the mission are volunteers.

A Board of Directors oversees this ministry and an Executive Director keeps things running smoothly on a daily basis.

Hope Mission is financed largely by contributions from churches, civic groups, and hundreds of individuals.

Executive Director

Pastor Gene McLendon

Board of Directors

Charlton Burns

Deanna Hull
Vice President

Rick Moreau
Secretary and Treasurer

Bill Barrow

John T. Capps

Gene McLendon

Glenda Killion
Recording Secretary
(does not serve on the Board of Directors)