Local Hope

At Hope, we want to reach the Triangle and change the world.

Looking to meet the needs of the surrounding communities? You’ve come to the right place! Local Hope exists to meet the physical and spiritual needs of community members, whether they attend our church or not. Donate to our Food Pantry or sign up to serve with one of our local ministries. 

Impact Your Community

At Hope, we believe in meeting the needs of our community before they come to us. That looks a lot like providing food to under-resourced students and families—and we could use YOUR help. 100% of donations go outside Hope’s walls back into the community through ministries like Backpack Buddies and our Food Pantry.

Check out our Amazon wishlist or purchase items from any online retailer and ship directly to our distribution center using the information below:

attn: Local Hope
2080 East Williams Street
Apex, NC 27539

Sponsor a BackPack Buddy

Hope partners with several local schools in Wake County and has committed to providing food weekly for more than 100 students through the BackPack Buddies ministry. 

Shop the list and donate weekly or monthly to make sure your “buddy” is fed for one year.

Learn About Our Local Hope Ministries

Love Your School is a movement to empower parents, students, community members to build relationships + lend support to the teachers in our lives.

The Homework Club provides free tutoring for school-aged children throughout the Triangle. Volunteers help students with various subjects, homework assignments, and test preparation.

NEW: We are excited to expand Homework Club to serve students at Garner Magnet High School. Volunteers are needed Wednesdays 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Volunteers are also needed at our Apex and Raleigh campuses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

If you know of any students who are in need and cannot afford tutoring, share our Homework Club ministry with them!

Contact localhope@gethope.net for more information.

We are blessed that God has allowed us to create partnerships with various schools across our communities and help meet the needs of their students and staff. If you’d like to partner with us in supporting local schools–through volunteering or even purchasing items off a school wishlist, click here to let us know.

Hope Community Church hosts a food pantry, which is open to the public at our Raleigh campus on Wednesdays from 12-6 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help provide food and prayer and to share the love of Jesus Christ with everyone that walks through the door. To learn more about our food pantry, click here.

BackPack Buddies provides children from food-insecure homes with healthy weekend meals during the school year. Help collect food items to fill a backpack (or bag) with non-perishable food. Ongoing donations are needed at all of our Hope campuses. We need volunteers to help pack the bags during the school year.

Click here to find the full list of items needed.

The Food Distribution Center is where donated food goes each month to help supply the needs for our Food Pantry and BackPack Buddies ministries. The Distribution Center is located at the Apex location, and we are always in need of volunteers to help sort the supplies. This is a great opportunity to serve with kids seven years and older, or even as a small group!

Fostering Hope is a ministry focused on loving and supporting youth and families connected to foster care here in the Triangle. Are you a current foster family looking for support? Are you interested in fostering? Would you like to help support youth and families impacted by foster care? If you said yes to any of these questions, our goal is to build this ministry to reach you. For the latest info and updates, check out our Fostering Hope page.


Changing the world means being ready to jump in and help out whenever disaster strikes. If we are unable to send teams of our own, we encourage people to look for opportunities to donate to or to serve with Samaritan’s Purse—one of our global partners who provides physical and spiritual aid to hurting people here in the U.S. and around the world. 

Want to bless a student by fulfilling their school supply wish list?

You Can Make a Difference

Sign up to serve with Local Hope at one of our campuses.