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

Open Heart - Open Handed Help

First and foremost, thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Second, we need your help. During the past four months the number of meals we have served the community of Carteret County has increased while donations have decreased. Our food pantry is low.

We are partnering with Coastal Academy for Technology and Science (former Cape Lookout Marine Science High School) again this year, in serving a noon meal to those in school. Some ask why? They do not have kitchen facilities to serve meals, so Hope Mission is joining them in this effort.

God told the Israelites, “Do not shut your hand from your poor brother, but open you hand wide to him” (Deut. 15:7-8).  An open hand symbolizes the way God wanted His nation to provide for impoverished people -willingly & freely!

Here is how we can use your help. We would like to ask you to help us with one food item from the list each month.

December Food Items:

  • Hamburger
  • Tea Bags
  • Toilet Paper
  • Napkins

The items donated to us will be served to the less fortunate citizens of our community, who without us, might otherwise go hungry.

“When we offer open-handed help to the poor, God blesses us for our kindness. (Proverbs, 19:17).

Your donations will be greatly appreciated! God Bless You!

For more information, contact through our “Contact Tab”:
Pastor Gene McLendon
Executive Director, Hope Mission

“A Life Transformed”

This Story and others are in our November 2013 Thanksgiving/Christmas Newsletter Appeal

Story As Told By Perry W.

“I’ve come from being in a jail cell, homeless shelter, soup kitchen lunches and receiving emergency financial assistance to being gainfully employed as a dish washer with dependable hours of work thanks to the caring folks at Hope Mission,” said Perry W.   By God’s grace, my family has returned in my life.  In addition to the folks at Hope Mission, my Probation Officer and employer have helped and worked with those who are helping me.

I simply had a crisis in life.  After my time in jail I stayed for about a month in the Homeless Shelter of Hope Mission, during the day I worked my community hours at the Mission helping what needed to be done to help others.   I called this, “Thinking time” because they provided food, shelter and clothing

“Recently our electricity was about to be cut off.  My wife accompanied me to the Hope Mission Emergency Financial Assistance Program with our “Notice of Termination”.   After hearing how we had made progress from where we had been, the Mission helpers suggested several ways to reduce our utility consumption for the future.  We cut off our cable service and our daughter adjusted to using the internet service at the library.  We adjusted our thermostat, unplugged appliances and switched off our lights thanks to the suggestions from the volunteers at Hope Mission and yes, they helped keep our electricity on.”

“My life and that of my family have changed because of the empathy shared at Hope Mission,” said Perry W. in a voluntary expression of thanks.   Perry W. also said, “God is more important in our lives, it is He that has given us strength and support.”Perry W. 002 (2)

Perry W. smiled, relaxed, kneeled on the grass and looked to the heavens with watery eyes quietly saying a prayer.  Upon arising, turned, wiped his eyes, face and embraced his new friend who believed in them by listening, offering suggestions,
encouragement and support.

Read our full  Thanksgiving / Christmas Newsletter  to find out more about Hope Mission, those we have helped through your generosity and support and how you can continue to help those who come to Hope Mission with needs such as this.

Gene McLendon, Executive Director