HOPE Calls for Community Support: Metro Detroit Nonprofit Urgently Seeks Volunteers to Distribute Food Boxes to Seniors


Focus: Since its founding in 1968, HOPE, a nonprofit organization based in Detroit, Michigan, “has been leading the fight against poverty, racism, and injustice.” The group is currently seeking local volunteers to assist in delivering food to senior people who are in need around Metro Detroit.

According to Click on Detroit, the organization, which was founded by Detroit natives Father William Cunningham and Eleanor Josaitis, sends out roughly 42,000 food boxes every month, but reps for the organization say it’s much easier to get volunteers to help pack the boxes during the holiday season than it is once January comes around.

CEO Portia Roberson stated, “I believe that people realize there is a great need out there and they’re looking for ways to volunteer” over the period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve.

Focus: Volunteers are welcome to work Monday through Friday and two Saturdays a month at HOPE, which serves Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw counties. The group is grateful for volunteers, regardless of the amount of time they can donate—one hour or multiple hours. The organization is still taking new applications for its different positions and initiatives.

Good people, even once “tis the season” passes, still have a desire to eat. It’s a good idea to see what you can do to aid your local non-profits, whether you live in Detroit or any other city where there are people in need.

Bravo to Focus: Hope and other groups are committed to making up for the gaps left by those in authority when it comes to providing the most necessities for survival and feeding the hungry.

Contact Focus: HOPE at 313-494-4270 or email at [email protected]. if you wish to help.

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