About Us

Hope City Empowerment Center

Who We Are

Hope City Empowerment Center (HCEC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides empowerment and emergency food programs to individuals and families primarily living in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of North Crown Heights, Clinton Hill, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Prospect Heights. Our client demographic has a diverse economic, cultural and ethnic background. Our service communities represent ethnic and racial backgrounds from around the world.

HCEC serves lunch every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and breakfast on Saturday mornings. Twice a month, food is distributed to the community from our Client Choice food pantry. During fiscal year July 2015 to June 2016, we served 14,068 meals from our soup kitchen and distributed 13,433 food pantry orders.

Founded in 2001, HCEC's 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;

  • 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
  • Senior Adult programming
  • Wellness and empowerment services through collaboration with other community based organizations to help develop skill sets to become self-sufficient

For additional information, e-mail us at hopecityempowermentcenter@gmail.com.