Our History


Charles M. Rukwaro

From 2006 to now, Good Hope, Inc has come a long way. Check our amazing journey below. Thanks to our volunteers and donors, we have impacted the North Shore of Boston and globally together.

  • 2006Food pantry created

    Good Hope, Inc started as a Food Pantry at the Calvary Christian Church in Lynnfield MA. The pantry was known as the Blessing Room and would serve grocery and clothes to 30-40 families in need every month.
  • 2012Start serving foods only

    By 2012 the need for food had increased and due to space challenges the pantry started serving Foods only
  • 2014Running Well program

    Running Well program was started to serve needy communities in Africa.
  • 20145k race was introduced

    A 5k race was introduced to raise funds to dig a well in Kenya. The first well was dug in western Kenya. In the following years wells has been dug in Tanzania, Ghana and in Morocco.
  • 2016Health care mission program

    Health care mission program was started, and a team of volunteers were able to provide an eye service to over 3,000 people in Tanzania. This team has also been able to provide eye care services in El Salvador and in Kenya.
  • 2017Name of the organization was changed to Good Hope, Inc

  • 2017Good Hope, Inc was incorporated as 501(c)

  • 2017Programs Expanded

    Good Hope, Inc has expanded to include a Prisons program, Homeless Care Program, Education/ESOL program and Love Week Community Serving program. In the spirit of “Doing Good Together” the Feeding program has grown from serving less 50 families a month to serving over 1,000 families a month.
  • 2020Covid-19 Economic Impact

    Due to the economic strain caused by COVID, Good Hope, Inc in partnership with our donors who includes the Greater Boston Food Bank was able to distribute 1,020,000 pounds of Food.
  • 2022Kenya Missions Trip

    Our team conducted a missions trip in April/2022.
  • 20225K Race Post-Covid

    Event in June 2022 to dig wells in Africa.
  • 2023Sarepta Rescue Center

    Partnership with orphanage in Kenya, Africa.
  • 2024Good Hope Green 5K


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