About Us

The Beacon of Hope Service, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, has been serving the residents of Madison County, North Carolina since 1997. The Beacon of Hope Service is partners with Manna FoodBank, an accredited member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. The Beacon of Hope Service is…

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who Supports The Beacon Of Hope Service? The Beacon of Hope could not exist without the support of volunteers and donors. In 2016 we benefited from the following generous contributions: 209 volunteers donated 9,347 hours, the equivalent of 4 full time staff members. 373,506 pounds of food donated by our…

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What We Do

Ending Hunger In Madison County The Beacon of Hope is a private, not-for-profit service organization, founded in 1997. The Beacon is a perpetual and progressive organization that is dedicated to promoting and encouraging self-care and self-respect to those in need. There is a social justice framework guiding us, a common…

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Who We Are

The Beacon of Hope is a 501(c)(3) organization and a partner of MANNA FoodBank. We are the largest food pantry in Madison County. The Beacon of Hope distributes more than 463,902 pounds of food, enough to provide 718 meals every day of the year. We distribute this food to over…

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Board Members & Staff

Board Members Chairman of Board: J. Lewis Daniels, Mission Hospital EVP (Ret.) Chief Executive Officer: Allen Bradley Secretary/Treasurer: Jeanne Hoffman, Hoffman & Associates Reality Rodney Wallin, French Broad Electric (Ret.) Barbara Stone, NC State University, Cooperative Extension Service (Ret.) David L. Brott, PH Glatfelter, Ecusta Paper (Ret.) Bill Eckstadt, Broker…

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Serving Madison County, NC Residents

The Beacon of Hope serves Madison County residents by providing food, emergency assistance, low-cost thrift store and advocacy to those in need. The Beacon of Hope Services is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization offering food and emergency financial assistance to low income families and individuals in Madison County by…

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Donation Policies

Thank you letters and year-end statements Thank you letters with IRS reporting information are only issued to donors who contribute money or in-kind goods or services directly to The Beacon of Hope Service. For those who donate two or more times cumulatively in one year, a “year-end donation statement” detailing…

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Privacy Policy

Collection of Information The Beacon of Hope Service collects certain personal information about donors, volunteers, and event participants. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others, nor will we send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. The Beacon of Hope Service is the sole owner of…

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