1 in 3 persons in the Meadowview area
live at or below the poverty line

In 2007 New Hope Community Church created “The Gift of Groceries” (TGOG). This ministry runs entirely on donations. Every dollar donated is used to acquire, transport, and distribute food. The Gift of Groceries is run and operated totally by volunteers. Every Thursday we provide recipients with enough quality food to last a family of three for about four to five days. Since 2007 TGOG has distributed over 8 million pounds of groceries to over 500,000 people. We also want to feed spiritual hunger. Volunteers are ready to pray for any specific request a recipient may have.


Being part of “The Emergency Food Access Program” (TEFAP) we distribute USDA provided items in addition to the items that are donated or purchased every week. Every Thursday we provide items such as canned food, dry goods, juice, meats, dairy products and fresh produce. 

Visitors can also apply for CalFresh benefits on the 3rd Thursday of every month during our distribution (between the hours of 1-3pm). If qualified, CalFresh will issue a EBT card used to purchase food from local stores every month.


The Gift of Groceries also offers a free clothing distribution through our clothing ministry, “Blessings” which is open every Thursday during our food distributions.

NOTE: This website and our Facebook page are the ONLY reliable sources of information about this ministry! We are listed on various websites and directories with dated and inaccurate information. We have no control over these listings and cannot be held responsible for incorrect information posted there.