Hope City Empowerment Center

Hope City Empowerment Center
Organization Name:
Hope City Empowerment Center
Primary Address 1:
650 Washington Ave
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Long Organization Description:

Hope City Empowerment Center’s (HCEC) principal mission is to, compassionately love, serve and empower people to self-sufficiency. HCEC accomplishes its mission for individuals and families within its service communities by providing:

•Wellness and empowerment services to help develop skill sets to become self-sufficient;

• Love and service to those less fortunate by empowering them with the tools needed to go forward and upward in life;

•Food Security to underserved individuals and families through our emergency food programs in order to eliminate hunger.

Organization Website Address:
Organization Phone Number:
(718) 857-5698
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Bradley Backaus
How do customers and clients contact your organization?:
Email, Telephone, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc), Community Meetings
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
We served 11,370 meals from our soup kitchen and distributed 6,309 food pantry orders during fiscal year July 2011 to June 2012.
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Major Funders:
Federal and State Funding, Private Donations
Organization Type:
Food Bank, Food Pantry
About the Organization:
HCEC is a community-based 501(c )(3) organization that provides empowerment and emergency food programs to individuals and families living in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of North Crown Heights, Clinton Hill, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Prospect Heights. The people that we serve come from diverse economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Our service communities represent every ethnic and racial background found within New York City and for that matter, the world. During fiscal year July 2011 to June 2012, we served 11,370 meals from our soup kitchen and distributed 6,309 food pantry orders. We work to eliminate hunger and help people become self-sufficient through our youth, adult and senior programming, soup kitchen and food pantry.
Areas Served:
Core Programs:
Food Pantry, Soup Kitchen
Major Issues:
Food Pantry, Healthy Food Access, Increase Food Access, Soup Kitchen
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
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