Empowerment Programs

Designed to relieve financial burdens, teach biblical wisdom of work, money, wellness, and encouraged individuals towards a self-sufficient life in Christ.

Community Food Co-op

The Community Food Co-op is a specialized food distribution program that provides healthy, accessible, and affordable fresh and non-perishable foods to families at a fraction of the cost.  This innovative approach addresses root issues of food insecurity including generational poverty, government regulations, low wages, financial burdens, and lack of appropriate education.  Participants buy in with a monthly fee and volunteer hours, learn how to redistribute margin of money saved, and set realistic financial goals towards self-sufficiency.

Participants have an opportunity to:

  • Be mentored by HOGM staff and community partners to establish achievable financial goals.
  • Receive healthy non-perishable foods and produce each month.
  • Contribute sweat equity by volunteering in the food pantry each month.
  • Redistribute saved money towards late bills, debt, and other financial hardships.
Program Details for Interested Participant

Day and Time:

  • Bi-weekly shopping times are established for each family based on open hours and personal availability.  Required quarterly classes will be available at different times and must be attended by at least one family member.

Co-op benefits include:

  • Healthy foods
  • Mentoring
  • 90 day clothing vouchers
  • Financial freedom
Participant Qualifications and Commitment

Do You Qualify?

  • Are you a resident of Pitt County?
  • Are you at least 18 years old (or have parent covering)?
  • Are you unemployed, underemployed, on a fixed income, or disabled?
  • Are able to pay the monthly fee (currently $50/month) to participate? Fee is subject to change each year.

Are You Committed?

  • Do you agree to participate at all levels of the program including volunteer hours?
  • Will you participate in quarterly trainings on or off Hope of Glory site? Training to be provided: Money management, healthy eating and exercise.
  • Will you commit your saved money towards established financial goals?

Our Commitment to you:

 

  • Access to non-perishable foods and produce upon availability.
  • Estimated $150-$200 saved income each month on grocery bill.
  • Specialized budget training through mentorships and partner organizations.
  • Community accountability to help you achieve desired financial goals.
  • Nutrition and exercise education and free class access throughout the year.
Interested in Mentoring or Donating to the Community Food Co-op?

The success of our program comes through mentoring relationships between participants and our local community, financial gifts, and donations of food items. Do you have a passion for empowering people, financial management, or simply want to give of your resources? We would love to give you an opportunity to invest in individuals towards self-sufficient living!

To inquire about participation in Community Food Co-op, contact Tony Potter at (252) 215-9042 or tony@hope-of-glory.org.

Healthy Choices & Financial Freedom

Gifted Hands

Gifted Hands is a micro-entrepreneurship program designed to give individuals in our community a way to relieve financial burdens with a supplemental income, understand commitment, invest wisely, and grow their hand crafted product into a small business venture.

Participants have an opportunity to:

  • Plan, create, implement and manage a handcrafted product of their choice.
  • Gain small business skills through a ridged program facilitated by our ministry team and local partners.
  • Receive a supplemental profit based on sales to help relieve financial burdens.
Program Details for Interested Participant
Day and Time:

  • Required sessions every other Wednesday at 10am-12pm at HOGM.

Sessions include:

  • Product planning and design
  • Mentoring
  • Marketing basics
Participant Qualifications and Commitment
Do You Qualify?

  • Are you a resident of Pitt County?
  • Are you at least 18 years old (or have parent covering)?
  • Are you unemployed, underemployed, on a fixed income, or disabled?
  • Do you have a marketable product or idea?

Are You Committed?

  • Do you agree to a one year commitment with 4 month evaluations?
  • Will you receive Hope of Glory provided training on or off Hope of Glory site? Training to be provided: Money management, taxes, business law, accounting and marketing.
  • Will you maintain product supply at an acceptable level?
  • Will you invest 15% of your proceeds back into the program, and 15% into savings?

Our Commitment to you:

  • $200 gift card to desired retailer for supplies.
  • Specialized training through partner organizations.
  • Marketing platform though the Community Outlet.
  • Maintain necessary accounting of sales transactions, sales tax, profit payout.

 

Interested in Mentoring or Donating to Gifted Hands?
The success of our program comes through mentoring relationships between participants and our local community, financial gifts, and donations of craft items. Do you have a gifting for crafts, handiwork, repurposing, financial management, or simply want to give of your resources? We would love to give you an opportunity to empower an individual towards self-sufficient living!
To inquire about participation in Gifted Hands, contact Mandi Stewart at (252) 321-6857 ext. 201 or mandi@hope-of-glory.org.

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