House of Hope Hosts 44th Annual Drive

The House of Hope Food Drive is celebrating its 44th year! Started in 1978 by Chuck Nolan, the food drive has raised over $65,000 in donations and over 80 pickup loads of food. Chuck Nolan is a veteran, retired police officer, and volunteer fire firefighter who continues to be the driving force behind the food drive.

The annual drive will take place on Saturday, December 10, from 9:00 AM-noon. To contribute to this worthy cause, bring your cash donations to Second Street in downtown Oakland. The House of Hope prefers cash donations; however, it will accept non-perishable food items as well.

The House of Hope is not an agency but is best described as “a network of concern” whose members cooperate to reach out to others when there is a serious need. The resources of the House of Hope are primarily directed to short-term emergency situations, where quick response and flexibility are critical. It is a non-denominational, non-profit “ “network of concern” particular to Garrett County. The House of Hope can assist with food, clothes, accommodations, bills, or other specific needs. As described by Mr. Nolan“ “It was designed to help those that are falling through the cracks of life.”

For additional information about donating, please call Nicole at Oakland City Hall at 301-334-2691.