HARDY — Working out of a 25,000-square-foot warehouse in Hardy, the Mission of Hope has a food pantry that serves 350 families from Sharp and Fulton counties each month, but this is only part of the organization’s mission.
These families can also shop for free clothing and household items, and the Arkansas Rice Depot delivers food from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and donations to the mission for distribution to six other food pantries.
Julia Baldridge is the administrator of the Mission of Hope, which also includes a 16-bed men’s homeless shelter, Hope’s Closet Resale Shop and a Red Cross satellite office.
For more information, to schedule a tour or to make a donation to the Mission of Hope, contact Baldridge at (870) 856-5511 or [email protected]. The mission’s address is 3968 U.S. 62/412, Hardy, AR 72542.