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HANDS OF HOPE

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.

hours of operation  

TUESDAYS FROM 4-7PM.

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.”

2018 MISSIONS TRIPS

Guatemala Trip | Spring 2018

We will be taking a trip back to El Faro Ministry in Guatemala to do medical work, kids programs, and construction projects. 

Cuba Trip | Summer 2018

We will be partnering with the One Hope organization to help distribute Bibles and do other ministry work for people in Cuba.  

Haiti Trip | fall 2018

We will returning to the orphanage that we have invested in over the past couple of years, and we will be looking at other projects to take on while there. 

Convoy of Hope outreach | fall 2018

We will be partnering with Convoy of Hope to minister to people's physical needs in the heart of Chicago, providing food, haircuts, medical exams, etc.


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

Mark 16:15



WORLD CUP CAFE

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.

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Take a look at our annual emphasis of missions