Hands of Hope Food Pantry is a not-for-profit ministry of Evangel Church that serves families who are in need in Hanover Park and surrounding communities. It was founded on Nov. 1, 2000 when we opened the doors for the very first time to those in need. We started by distributing food to 6 families the first week. Since then, we have seen a great increase in the needs of the community as well as in our efforts to make a difference in people's lives. We now serve approximately 130 families on a weekly basis. We distribute nearly $1,000,000 worth of food a year. We have a strong partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, local grocers, restaurants, and bakeries. We would love for you to partner with us in our efforts.



We can only give food to one person per household. To ensure we are able to assist the maximum number of families, we have a 2x per month limit to attend Hands of Hope.

Our clients have a chance to use shopping carts to select the foods made available to them. We strive to guard every person’s dignity and self-respect by giving them a shopping experience.
— Pastor Ron Heitman


Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

Mark 16:15


Our cafe is committed to giving all of it's proceeds to the missionaries and organizations we support locally and globally. So every time you purchase a cup of coffee, you are making a difference around the world. Be sure to stop by on your next visit and pick up a drink or bakery item.

Our cafe is open every Sunday from 8:30AM TO 1:00PM.