Announcements
  • Schnucks ~ Bags for a Cause!

    We are elated to share we have been chosen AGAIN by the Schnucks store located in Carbondale as the latest beneficiary of the Schnucks - Bags 4 My Cause program! This means for every Hunger bag purchased at the Carbondale Schnucks during the month of March, we receive $1. This is truly a great opportunity to be chosen again! Please go to the store, find the reusable bag rack and buy the bag with the “Every Bag Feeds a Neighbor in Need” message!


  • TCC ~ Herrin Rocks!

    TCC ~ Herrin Rocks! ~ In 2017 TCC delivered A Big Check ~ and Today continued Their Support of “the House!” .. this time with a Normal size Check! 😊 ~ TCC is your Local Verizon dealer.. Stop in & see Kim or a member of the TCC Team @ 1200 S. Park in Herrin. 
    https://locations.tccrocks.com/…/1200-south-park-avenue.html


  • Ameren Supports the HHoH

    Ameren Visits the House of Hope! & donates $5264 and over 2000 items for the Food Pantry!

    Ameren Illinois division director Ray Riddle explained the significance of their visit.

    “This organization treats people as people. It’s not a soup line. It’s come in and let us take care of you,” Riddle said, pointing out that patrons sit at their own tables and are waited on by smiling volunteers.

    “When I walked in, my heart dropped looking at the passion of what these folks do,” Riddle said. “We appreciate everything you guys are doing.”

    Ameren has in the past given out checks to charitable organizations. This year, it decided to try something new. At its Marion field office, the company announced a food drive with a twist — for every item of shelf-stable food donated, Ameren would match it with $1.

    For the Full Story from the Southern Illinoisan newspaper

    Click Here

     

     


  • Sponsor a Day

    Sponsor a Day! and Help Us Feed those in Need in Our Community! For a one time donation of $250 or only $21 a month You Can Sponsor a Day @ "the House!" 
    You can do it online by clicking the Donate button.
    It's a Great Way to honor a Loved One or Recognize Your Business!  

    To Donate    Click Here


  • Downloads To Publicize The Ministry.

    We provide a growing number of downloads for you to use to share the news about the Herrin House of Hope ministry.  CLICK HERE  to see what is currently available.  


Our Mission

 

The Herrin House of Hope is a ministry that helps the needy in the Herrin area.  It is sponsored by the Herrin area churches, businesses, and residents who recognize that Jesus calls us to care for one another and especially those who are unable to meet their basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter.

But beyond that, the dream of the Herrin House of Hope is to help provide guidance, training, and encouragement to enable many to become independent and self-sustaining. The vision of the Herrin House of Hope is to serve as a clearing house for help provided by many churches and governmental agencies. This enables those in need to easily access the help that is available and assures that the assistance provided goes to real and legitimate needs.

The Herrin House of Hope was the vision of local churches who wanted to do more than put a bandage on the problems of the needy they saw every day.  They wanted to provide both physical and spiritual help to families in financial crisis and to do so in a way that moved them toward being independent and self-sustaining. 

 

Daily Hot Lunches – The Herrin House of Hope will provide daily hot lunches at no charge.  While donations are accepted from those who have means, the meal is free to all. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11 to 1.

Thrift Store - The Herrin House of Hope Thrift Store is open Monday through Friday from 11 to 2. The Thrift Store offers gently used clothing, household items and furniture at low cost to the community. Vouchers for free clothing are available to all of those in need. We are Thankful for the Partnership with Helen Honey's and Our Direction for their Valuable Contributions to our Ministry. 

Monthly Food Assistance – The Herrin House of Hope distributea food to qualified people, the third week of, each month.  Our goal is to supplement the help provided by the Herrin Community Pantry so that people in need will have a continuing source of nutritious food. 

Daily Food Distribution - On Most Days of the week, we are blessed with fresh fruit, bread or produce in abundance, which we are able to pass on to those in need in the community.

 

Emergency Housing and Utility Assistance – While these expenses are often beyond our limits, we will work with people when possible to provide limited assistance for shelter and necessary utilities.

Clearing House for Other Assistance – There are many groups and agencies that provided assistance to people in need.  The Herrin House of Hope will serve as information central to help people secure assistance from all these sources. 

Training – The Herrin House of Hope offers mentoring and training to help people step out of the despair of poverty and into the satisfaction of making one’s own future.  We hope to host training session on financial management, job search skills, nutrition and other topics that will help secure success.