Dedication Ceremony: The Elisabeth Lahti Nutrition Center

  House of Hope to dedicate nutrition center to cherished local philanthropist, Elisabeth Lahti Join us June 30 at 10 a.m. for a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony naming House of Hope’s newly completed, state-of-the-art clean room kitchen after the agency’s long-time supporter and locally famous philanthropist, Elisabeth Lahti.   Years of support from Elisabeth […]

Sign Up as a Program Partner!

  The transformation of the historic Golden Gate Building into the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment is finally complete! Starting this July, programming will be available in the areas of education, vocational training, health and nutrition, arts and culture, and more. Programs & services will be offered to Martin County residents that are living at or […]

Tools for School 2017

  House of Hope estimates approximately 5,830 Martin County students will need assistance with school supplies this year. When a student begins the school year with a backpack full of supplies they arrive at school feeling confident and ready to learn. Ways that you can help include: Drop off supplies directly to House of Hope or any of the official […]

Bank of America Supports House of Hope

BANK OF AMERICA SUPPORTS BETTER NUTRITION AND HEALTH FOR MARTIN COUNTY RESIDENTS House of Hope has received a $5,000 grant award from Bank of America to support the agency’s four Client Choice pantries which serve Martin County residents. Bank of America’s generous support will assist House of Hope’s pantries in procuring nutritious food for their clients […]

Stamp Out Hunger 2017

 Hundreds of Volunteers Stamped Out Hunger for Fellow Martin County Residents STUART — This year’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive delivered over 64,000 pounds of food to House of Hope — the equivalent of nearly 54,000 meals for Martin County residents in need. The drive, conducted May 13, is organized annually by the National Association […]

How Stamp Out Hunger helps Martin County

Local agencies urge Martin County residents to Stamp Out Hunger     House of Hope and several collaborative partners held a press conference May 9 at 10 a.m. to enlighten the public about the current statistics of Martin County residents experiencing hunger and hardship. The timely information was presented days before the Stamp Out Hunger […]

Top Chef Martin County is a Sizzling Success

April 29 was an exciting night with an electric crowd packed in close to watch the final seconds Top Chef Martin County’s cooking competition from the large window overlooking St. Joseph Catholic School’s kitchen. Cheers of encouragement rang out as each attendee rooted for their favorite of the five local amateur chefs. The contenders’ exacerbated […]

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 2017

House of Hope applauds volunteers at annual Appreciation Breakfast Each spring, House of Hope volunteers and staff gather for the agency’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. The event was attended by over 150 guests, who were treated to a breakfast at Mariner Sands Country Club. All volunteers were honored for their dedicated service with personalized certificates […]

Publix Charities is Big Heart Sponsor

Publix Charities becomes Big Heart Sponsor with $5,000 donation The Hearts for Hope Luncheon serves as House of Hope’s largest fundraiser each year. On Feb. 2, the agency hosted its 18th Annual luncheon with a new theme ­­­— better nutrition for the community. With the event highlighting House of Hope’s recently planted nutrition gardens, the […]

Formal Fashions Expo

On January 28, 2017, the Stuart Thrift Store hosted its first ever Formal Fashions Expo. The event was inspired by over 1,000 brand-new formal dresses which have been donated by three different anonymous donors. For this exclusive event, brand-new wedding gowns were priced at just $99 with other formal wear ranging between $29 – $59 […]

Growing Hope

Nutrition Gardens: Growing Healthy Children House of Hope is seeding Martin County with Nutrition Gardens in three communities — the Golden Gate neighborhood in Stuart, Banner Lake in Hobe Sound, and Project LIFT in Palm City.“Rather than ‘give a man a fish, feed him for a day,’ this is a ‘teach a man to fish, […]

Charity Doubles Tournament Serves Hope!

The third Annual Charity Doubles Tournament hosted by Buttonwood Tennis Club Nov. 4-6 was a huge success. All proceeds from the three day event benefited House of Hope, supporting the agency’s mission to empower Martin County residents to overcome hunger and hardship. The tournament opened with the Serve Some Hope VIP Party and Pro-Am competition […]

Food Drive Tool Kit

FAQ about Food Drives and Other Events to Support House of Hope: How do I register for a food drive? Click HERE to register your food drive. But wait, I’m not collecting food. I’m having a different kind of event. What do I do then? You can still register your event by clicking HERE. And […]

Family Day Dinner 2016

On Monday, Sept. 23, the Banner Lake Club was filled with over 120 local residents enjoying a community dinner to celebrate Family Day. The second annual Family Day Dinner at Banner Lake was a collaborative effort between House of Hope, The Banner Lake Club, Treasure Coast Food Bank and the United Way of Martin County. […]

Building hope, the renovation update

Visitors to House of Hope’s Stuart location no longer have to watch their step or duck through curtains of plastic sheeting to tour the facility. The renovation is complete and the staff has been giving multiple tours almost every day to introduce everyone to the newly renovated community resource. On the North side of the building the walls have […]

Sizzling September!

September is shaping up to be very interesting and busy for House of Hope. From food drives and lectures to 5K’s and an awards breakfast there are many ways to get involved this month. Here is September at a glance.   Sept 10:  Meal Packing Event From 10am-12pm House of Hope is hosting a meal packing event in […]

Meal Packing Event 2016

Saturday, September 10th, 2016 House of Hope will be hosting a meal packing event in our newly renovated distribution center and pantry. Over 65 volunteers will work together in assembly lines to create 20,000 meals in just 2 hours! All of the meals created will be distributed to our four pantries and our partner agencies. […]

NEW Formal Wear Department at Stuart Thrift

***Update*** Since the original donation, House of Hope has received 500+ more brand-new formal dresses and accessories from two more donors! STUART- After a local formal wear store closed its doors a very generous donor offered their unsold inventory to House of Hope’s Stuart thrift store. Retail manager Donna Vestal excitedly accepted the unique opportunity […]

Change at CEO for House of Hope

The House of Hope board of directors has announced that Elizabeth Barbella will step down from her position as chief executive officer of House of Hope effective July 1, 2015. Mrs. Barbella will be taking on the role as executive director of the Martin County Community Foundation. The House of Hope board of directors conducted […]