ALMS House

Hope Mills UMC was a charter member that established an ecumenical ministry called “Associated Local Ministries in Service, Helping Others in Unfortunate Situations & Experiences” or ALMS HOUSE.


ALMS HOUSE assists with utilities, medicine, food, clothing, household items, school supplies and Bibles. They provide Love Lunches each day at the Ellison St. location. Meals are received from the Salvation Army and no one is turned away.


The ALMS HOUSE coordinates with the Hope Mills area school social workers through KAP, Kids Assistance Program, to deliver bags to children on Friday who might otherwise have nothing to eat over the weekend. We are determined that no child should go hungry!

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Hope Mills UMC KAP volunteers

Frequently asked questions

When and where are Love Lunches Served?

Love Lunches are served at the Ellison Street (Hope House) location Monday through Friday at 12 noon and 5 p.m. We also serve meals at 12 p.m. on Saturdays and 5 p.m. on Sundays. Everyone is welcome!!

How can I help with the KAP bags?

KAP bags are packed by volunteers, Thusrdays at 9:00 AM at 309 Ellison Street. Anyone can come and volunteer. Just show up.

What donations are needed for the KAP bags?

Bottled Water Cereal Box (single serving) Fruit Snacks Individual Juice Boxes (100% juice only) Cheese and Crackers (NO PEANUT BUTTER, allergies) Beef Jerky Sticks Ramen Noodles Chef Boyardee Microwavable Pastas (Spaghetti & Meatballs, Lasagna, Beefaroni, Beef Ravioli) Shelf Stable Milk Cartons (individual size only) Zip Lock freezer bags, 1 gallon Kitchen Garbage bags, tall Spoons All items can be delivered to the Alms House at 3909 Ellison Street, Hope Mills, NC, Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 12 PM. Tax deductible cash donations are acceptable as well. Please make all checks payable to: ALMS HOUSE - "KAP"

How can I help with Love Lunches?

Anyone interested in supporting the Love Lunch program can always help by picking up meals and serving them. Please contact program coordinator Grilley J Mitchell at 910-476-3719 or email him at: to participate.

How can I help/donate at the Thrift Store?

The Thrift Store/Clothing Closet is located at 5536 West Patterson Street, Hope Mills, NC. Thrift Store hours are Tuesday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM. Clothing and household donations are accepted at this location during those hours only. Please bring donation items to our location during normal hours of operation. Items that are left on our front porches can become wet, stolen or damaged. Some excellent items to help our families include: Hygiene/Toiletries: toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, soaps, lotions Linens: towels, washcloths, sheets, pillow cases, blankets, table cloths, curtains, bathmats Small household items: utensils, silverware, china, glasses, pots, pans (in good condition please) Miscellaneous: home decor, toys To volunteer: Email: Phone: 910-425-0902