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Lunch (Soup Line)

Join us every day of the year for a delicious, free hot lunch! Our dining room is open to anyone who wants something good and fresh to eat. No reservations or any form of identification card is needed. All ages are welcome. 

Location: Main building across the parking lot from the Hagerstown Thrift Store.

Hours of operation:

  • Monday - Saturday: Doors open at noon and close promptly at 12:30 pm

  • Sundays & holidays: Doors open at 12:45 pm and close promptly at 1:15 pm 

Our daily lunch is always open, even on days with inclement weather. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up-to-date with any changes.

Evening Meals

We offer a free meal every evening to anyone hungry in the community. This meal is available for guests of all ages.

Evening meals are provided every day of the year, including holidays and inclement weather days. To keep up-to-date with any changes, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter (links at the bottom right of this page).

Doors open at 6:30 pm in the main building (located across from the Thrift Store on our parking lot at 215 W. Church St) and close at 7:00 pm. The chapel service, hosted by various local churches, begins at 7:00 pm, and the evening meal follows the service.

Food Bags

Our food bags (through our food pantry) are available to anyone in need. To receive a food bag, call 301-739-1165 during office hours (Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 PM) to schedule an appointment to pick up a food bag. We cannot guarantee a food bag if you arrive without an appointment.

We do not require a food bank card to participate. A household may receive ONE food bag every 30 days.

Our food bags contain items such as peanut butter, canned vegetables and fruits, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna and chicken, ramen, cake or brownie mixes, canned soup, boxed dinners, and other easy to prepare foods.

The Hope Center at Hagerstown Rescue Mission Food Bags

Donate to our Food Ministry

Our kitchen goes through a lot of food. Between all the daily meals for our residents and guests and all of the food bags handed out each week, our food pantry is busy.

Food donations are a vital part of our ministry. Individuals, families, churches, schools, civic and community groups and others give various types of food all year long. Many groups choose to host a food drive while others pick up products to donate on their weekly grocery run.


Click here for more information to donate to our Food Ministry,

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