Community > Coronavirus, Part 3

posted May 4, 2020, 6:41 AM by Heights Of Hope
Be Encouraged!
Community > Coronavirus

At Heights of Hope, we often focus on development -- development of relationships, of community leaders, of skills to move from poverty to stability. While we see these things still happening, during this time we've had to start putting more focus on meeting basic needs, like food (and toilet paper!)

We’re so thankful for all who have helped keep our food pantry at Calvary on 8th open and well stocked. Additionally, we're now able to provide online ordering, curbside pickup, and a delivery option! While the number of people who serve at the pantry has decreased as we work to honor social distancing for everyone's safety, we deeply appreciate our pantry volunteers and those who have donated to our
general fund, or directly to our account at Feeding America.  


We’ve also been grateful to host food distributions at the Community Center and Calvary on 8th every Monday and Wednesday. We love that our Community Center can be a hub for connecting families to food and other resources from organizations that we partner with, like Holland Public Schools, Hand2Hand, Kids Food Basket, and Community Action House.


We also appreciate how this time has helped us stay connected with neighbors as we learn about other needs in our community and hear stories of ways neighbors are supporting each other. A couple weeks ago we realized there was a growing need for masks, first for essential employees in our neighborhood and now for everyone headed out into the public. What a gift to be able to connect people with material and elastic, to people who sew, to people who are so appreciative of the finished masks. Again, we are reminded that Community is > Coronavirus!

Thank you for being a part of this amazing community,
The Heights of Hope Staff