The Mission of Hope provides food and clothing to those in need in the Dora area. Because of the depressed economic conditions in Walker County they continue to see the numbers of those who need help increase instead of decline, serving up to 12,000 pounds of food a month. The Mission of Hope is a 100% volunteer organization that is supported completely by donations. They buy the food they distribute in bulk, but were not able to provide fresh produce to families because of storage issues. Lori knew that if she could provide fresh fruits and vegetables it would have positive long term health benefits for those they serve.
Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation to the Food Bank of Central Alabama through their Produce in Pantries program, Mission of Hope has been able to acquire refrigerated storage for their facility and purchase seasonal, fresh produce for hundreds of families in need.