HelpandHope Food Pantry - "With Faithful Hearts and Helping Hands"

a few words about us

Help and Hope Missions Inc. was started by the Greater Millville Ministerial Association in 1993. Help & Hope Ministries 501(c)(3) is a community wide ecumenical organization committed to programs in Millville and surrounding areas to meet basic human needs.

We provide food to those who meet the federal financial guidelines and have the need. Our ministries depend on generous support of volunteer time and talent, as well as donations of food and money.

How are we supported.

We are supported by many of the churches in the community both financially and with food donations.

Other support comes in the form of food and cash donations from community members who wish to make a difference.

We also have applied for and have received grants. • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) • Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) and Shoprite Partners in Caring.

What is the need.

Last year we served over 11,000 clients.

Food insecurity is the most broadly used measure of food deprivation in the United States. The USDA defines food insecurity as meaning “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.”

Food insecurity is a household situation, not an individual situation. While food insecurity affects everyone in a household, it may affect them differently. Therefore it is not correct to state that specific individuals in a food insecure household (such as children) definitely experience outright hunger or specific coping mechanisms. Rather than describing these individuals as being “food insecure”, they should be referred to as “living in a food insecure home.”