Helping the community and neighbors in need in Frederick, MD

About Us

Who we are

 Second Street and Hope is a small non-profit organization focused on serving those in poverty. We currently operate out of Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church in downtown Frederick, MD.  However we are not officially affiliated with any religious denomination. We will be leaving Centennial in mid-October of this year and expanding to a new area of Frederick (the Hillcrest neighborhood) in 2019.     

Our Mission

 Our mission is to alleviate the pain of personal poverty through emergency provision, and eliminate the problem of persistent poverty through personal mentoring and education. 


How we help

Through the charitable financial contributions of the general public and our supporting churches, Second Street & Hope is able to feed, clothe, shelter, and provide spiritual guidance for the homeless, addicted, and working poor of Frederick with the help of our partners. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When does Second Street serve meals?

Wednesdays from 5-6 pm

Saturdays from 4-5 pm

(Meals will continue at Centennial Memorial UMC at 8 W. 2nd Street through the end of 2018 as a ministry of the church).

Who should I contact about volunteering?

If you want to prepare and/or serve a meal, you can sign up here.

For other volunteer opportunities, please contact us (below).

What is SSH inclement weather policy?

We always do our best to open even in the worst weather. We want our guests to have a warm place to be to enjoy a good meal.

When can I drop off donations?

All donations can be dropped off during our regular hours or call ahead and make arrangements for large donations.   

Tax deductible monetary donations can be mailed any time.

What types of donations do you take?

We accept donations of non-perishable foods such as peanut butter, canned meats, soups, and fruit. Please check all expiration dates - we can only give out food that is not expired.

In addition, we collect personal hygiene items such as deodorant and shampoo.  

What types of clothing can I donate?

We mainly give out only clothing supplies most necessary for survival on the streets, mainly coats (large adult sizes are best) and boots. We also give out long underwear, socks, and T-shirts. New is always best, but we will accept gently used items as well (except underwear).

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our volunteers and our dinner guests, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Second Street and Hope

8 W 2nd St, Frederick, Maryland 21701, United States

P.O. Box 305, Jefferson, MD 21755
(301) 639-5962


Wednesday: 4pm-6pm

Saturday: 3pm-5pm

A message to our donors

Our commitment

 Dear Donor,

In the New Testament, Jesus tells us what he wants for us to do, love each other.  He told a story in Matthew 25 that says, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”  You have done this in giving to Second Street and Hope. 

Our commitment to you, a supporter of Second Street, is that the sacrifice you have made in choosing to give to Second Street, will always go towards feeding the hungry, and caring for the needy. 

We truly appreciate your support, and please know that you always welcome to drop by on a Wednesday or Saturday evening to see your donation in action. 


The Board of Directors

Second Street and Hope 

Meet our Board



Frank Clements - Chair

Pat O'Toole - Vice Chair

Ken Switzer - Treasurer

Doris Branch - Secretary

other members

Jamie Eaton, Paul Nelson, Bill James, Kim Johnson, Julie Wilson