The mission of Humanitarian Outreach and Philanthropic Engagement (HOPE) is to partner with parishes in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago (“Metropolis”) and with local networks to help provide food security and stable housing to those in need.



The beneficiaries of HOPE’s efforts are children, families, and individuals living within the parishes of our Metropolis as well as members of our community who are striving to achieve food security and stable housing. HOPE maintains the anonymity of all beneficiaries and does not share information about its beneficiaries without their prior consent.



Since March 2020, Project HOPE has partnered with Chicago-based parishes and local networks to provide food security and emergency shelter to those in need. To date, with God's blessings, HOPE has served more than 150,000 meals to individuals and families, provided 1,100 nights to people in need of shelter through our partnership with Northside Housing and Supportive Services, and distributed over 7,500 care kits. To get involved, email us at [email protected].


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Make a Tax Deductible Gift to HOPE 

Your giving makes a difference! You can donate online or by mailing your check to the Metropolis. All proceeds go directly to help provide food security and stable housing to those in need.

To make your donation online, click on the link below. You can make a single gift, or schedule recurring giving using your checking account, debit card or credit card. You may also recognize a loved one "in memory of" or "in honor of" by indicating their name on the memo field during checkout. 



Donate by Mail

Please make your check payable to the “Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago,” and write “HOPE” in the memo section of the check. Send your check to:

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago

555 E. Butterfield Rd., Suite 201

Lombard, IL  60148


Latest News & Events Latest News & Events

  • Meal Packing Volunteer Day: HOPE with Hunger Heroes and Feed 6 »

    November 5, 2021

    Volunteers are needed for Saturday, November 18, 2021, starting at 9 AM, at The Skyline Room at Allstate Arena in Rosemont! The Metropolis of Chicago’s HOPE ministry is collaborating with Hunger Heroes and Feed 6 to donate meals, prepare meal boxes and then distribute them to food-insecure neighbors throughout the Chicagoland area - including veterans, children, families, and seniors.

  • 2021 Clergy-Laity Assembly: HOPE Presentation »

    October 15, 2021

    Explore the presentation delivered at the Metropolis of Chicago's 2021 Clergy-Laity Assembly regarding the partnerships, projects, and community impact that the Metropolis of Chicago's HOPE ministry accomplished in the last two years.

  • New Ministry to Support Food and Housing Needs of Chicago Area Residents »

    September 16, 2020

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced the launch of a new ministry designed to address food security and stable housing for families and individuals living in the Chicago area. Called Project HOPE (Humanitarian Outreach and Philanthropic Engagement), the new ministry is operating and already has distributed more than five tons of food and more than 2,000 meals to people in need.

Connect With Us

If you or someone you know is eligible to participate in these services, please contact the Orthodox Store representative at your parish. If you would like to volunteer your time or support HOPE in other ways, including contributing and partnering with HOPE to distribute meals, please contact us at the e-mail address below.

Email: [email protected]

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