The mission of Hope Network is to offer hope to the hungry and hurting through delivering exemplary care, affirming value and meeting basic needs.

Hope Network's primary service area is the Raytown C-2 Consolidated School District. Raytown is a community of approximately 29,486 people. The average income of households in Raytown is nearly $50,000; however, over 11 percent of households in the city earn less than $300 per week. Hope Network focuses its mission an assisting individuals and families at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guideline.

Donate

Your gift, whether large or small, significantly impacts the families Hope Network serves. Help us feed a family, provide a child with school supplies, or meet transportation needs. These are only a few examples of what your donation can do:

You can mail your donation to
Hope Network
10500 East 350 Hwy
Raytown MO 64138
Donate In-Kind Items
Hope Network welcomes donations of non-perishable food, toiletries, household goods, and new or gently-used clothing. You may drop donations at the ROC at Connection Point Church.

Contact us if you have specific questions about your in-kind donation or the items Hope Network accepts.

All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Programs & Services

Food Pantry

Tuesdays @ 5:00pm    Wednesdays @ 3:00pm  •  Thursdays at 6:00pm

The food pantry obtains food from a host of local providers*. The pantry offers both perishable and non-perishable items and is a "client-choice" pantry, which means individuals and families only receive food they are willing and/or able to eat. Clients may visit the pantry once a month for up to 12 months. Proof of Raytown residency and a photo ID are required of each client upon registration. Clients must be at or below 150% of poverty level and must bring in proof of income.

* Including Harvesters, a local food bank from which we purchase food to supplement our supply.

NOTE: When Raytown Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the food pantry will also be closed.

Clothing Pantry

Tuesdays @ 5:00pm    Wednesdays @ 3:00pm    Thursdays at 6:00pm

Hope Network’s clothing pantry is the only free clothing closet available in its local community. Personal shopping assistants help clients choose from an array of children’s, youth and adult clothing. For those in need, professional work attire is offered. Household items, furniture and other items are also occasionally made available through the generous contributions of in-kind donors.

NOTE: When Raytown Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the food pantry will also be closed.

Senior Commodities Program

3rd Thursday of each month @ 11:00am-12:00pm

Hope Network is a distribution site for the federal government Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Named the Hope Network Senior Commodities Program, this income-based program provides a box of nutritionally balanced groceries once a month to qualifying seniors age 60 and over. Recipients must provide proof of their income and meet pre-determined income guidelines at the time of registration. For more information, contact Jenna Remack at 816-778-1138.

Rent & Utility Assistance

Based upon request and availability

We serve those around the Raytown area with financial assistance for a utility bill or rent/mortgage. Assistance can be used once a year per family/household. To find out more, contact Michele Workman at 816-778-1105.

Vehicle Repair Program

Based upon request and availability

The vehicle repair program focuses on individuals and families challenged by access to transportation. Our program provides, to those who pass our application process, donated cars to families in need and provides assistance to people challenged by problems with vehicles in need of repair. We are partnered with volunteers who assess repair needs, companies that assist with repairs and companies that donate auto parts. For more information on this program and how to apply for assistance, please contact Michele Workman at 816-778-1105.

Shelter

Hope Network partners with River of Refuge to provide an opportunity for individuals to go from homelessness to self-sufficiency. The program provides training and motivation to help clients break the cycle of poverty and welfare dependency. Hope Network has an active role in helping residents at its sponsored apartment. For more information, visit www.RiverofRefuge.com.

Supplied for Success

Supplied for Success is a comprehensive program that strives to meet the needs of the elementary age children of Raytown. In partnership with the elementary school counselors, children are identified that need school supplies, food, clothing, shoes, beds, etc.

Gifts of Hope Christmas Assistance

The Hope Network Gifts of Hope program provides Christmas gifts for children who otherwise have nothing to open on Christmas morning. Along with providing these gifts, Hope Network hosts a Christmas party for the children and their families where they are entertained, presented the Christmas story, fed a meal and receive one unwrapped toy from Toys For Tots.

This program is heavily supported by Toys for Tots, individual and corporate sponsors, and the volunteers who donate their time and energy in preparation for, during and after the event.

This program is for birth through 5th grade. For registration information, check with your child’s teacher or school counselor or call Jenna Remack at 816-778-1138

Volunteer

Hope Network understands the value of your time. We are always looking for volunteers to assist us with our regular services and programs, as well as with our yearly fundraisers and other special events. Listed below are the volunteer opportunities currently available with Hope Network.

We encourage families to serve together! For safety, we require that all children 8 to 16 years old are accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. To ensure your safety, the safety of our other volunteers, and the safety of our clients, we also require a signed waiver stating that you will serve alongside your child and keep a close eye on them as they are serving.

Food Pantry

When: Tuesdays between 5:00-7:00pm, Wednesdays between 2:00-5:00pm, and Thursdays between 5:00-7:30pm.

Needed:
  • Stockers
  • Personal Shoppers
  • Intake Volunteer
  • Off Site Donation Pick Up and Deliveries

Clothing Closet

When: Mondays from 10:00am-12:00pm

Needed:
  • Sorters
  • Stockers

Senior Commodities Food Program

When: Third Thursday of each month available between 11:00am-12:00pm

Needed:
  • Registration
  • Runners

Gifts of Hope Christmas Assistance

When: Seasonal - November and December

Needed:
  • Gifts of Hope Table Attendants
  • Christmas Party Gift Distributors
  • Christmas Party Servers
  • Sorting/Organizing Gifts Prior to Party

Vehicle Repair Assistance

When: as needed

Needed:
  • Auto Mechanics

Major Donors

Thank you to our 2021 Tee Up Fore Hope Golf Tournament Sponsors

About Hope Network

Hope Network is a faith-based nonprofit organization whose roots began with the desire of the congregation of Connection Point Church to help the poor and disadvantaged in their city. The organization began in 2006 – first as a volunteer led and operated program of the church, and then, upon completion of its 501(c)3 status in 2008, as an independent organization. The organization’s purpose is to reach out, meet needs, and change lives using a comprehensive approach to social service. Participation in religious services and activities is not required of the organization’s clients; rather, the organization’s leadership and staff simply desire to offer hope to those in need and to demonstrate care for their community in practical ways.

There are three characteristics of Hope Network that embody the organization’s unique approach to social service:

  1. Hope Network is geographically based. Its services are delivered primarily in Raytown, Missouri. Raytown has a limited number of nonprofit organizations specifically serving this mid-sized community. As a result, Hope Network is positioned to fill a great need.
  2. Hope Network fosters inclusiveness by reaching beyond the faith community from which it started.
  3. Hope Network is keenly aware of the importance of networking with other social service agencies. The organization regularly seeks out strategic partnerships, has implemented a referral process, has created a network of resources for the clients it serves, and is a member of MAACLink (a city-wide network of social service agencies operated by the Mid-America Assistance Coalition).

Board of Directors

Laura Davis, Connection Point Church
John Davis, Honeywell, Hope Network Board President
J. Beto Lopez, Guadalupe Center, COO
Paul Crisafulli, Epic Insurance
Gary Harden, Connection Point Church Deacon Chairman
Steve Baiotto, Database Administrator
Michele Workman, Hope Network Executive Director
Jeff Phillips
Desiree Houston Hugo
Rob Jordan
Nathalie Kuhns, Connection Point Church
Lucretia Raby, Lucretia Raby Consulting

Contact Us

Hope Network is located on the Connection Point Church Raytown Campus at:
10500 E 350 Highway
Raytown, MO 64138


Connect with any of our staff team below or reach us at:
Main Line – 816-778-1105
Food Pantry – 816-778-1147
Executive Director
Program Coordinator
Food Pantry Coordinator