Who We Are

At Fenton Center of Hope our vision is to serve our neighbors who are hungry and in need of resources resulting in a better quality of life. We exist to glorify God as a source of hope for families in desperate need, providing Christ centered programs of excellence to local residents in crisis situations.


Our Values

Compassion: We are caring
The gift of compassion moves people to action on behalf of those in need. Compassion is not a simple caring about others; rather, it’s such a radical caring that we have no choice but to make sacrifices for others.

Dignity: We show respect
Holding the value of dignity means we show respect for each person, not for anything they do or any rank they hold, but because they reflect the Face of God.

Honesty: We speak the truth in love
All staff and Board members will deal honestly with other staff persons, board members, persons receiving services, and the general public.  The value of honesty cannot be compromised.  We must be honest without being hurtful.

Growth: We provide opportunity
Our aim is to help people to have better lives by providing encouragement, training, physical support, and educational support.

Cooperation: We work together
We strive to work with people who support common values and vision to achieve shared goals.

Stewardship: We are intentional
Creating safe environments, protecting people, and managing resources will allow us to further our mission.  We can exceed expectations through teamwork, innovation, and transparency.

Courage: We are faithful to our mission
We will run the race well.  We will not grow weary in doing good.  We will continue to serve our neighbors, even when challenges and opposition arise.

The Winter Gear Giveaway is currently happening at The Road Community Church!

October 26th through 30th!!!!! Anyone in need of winter wear is welcome to come get gear to keep you or your family warm.
301 E South Holly Rd Fenton.
The Road Community Church partnering with Fenton Center of Hope and First Presbyterian of Fenton

Monday -6-8pm
Tuesday 9-12 and 6-8pm
Wednesday -6-8pm
Thursday -9-12 and 6-8pm
Saturday -9-12

Text questions to: 810-348-4286 

Donations for this event are still being accepted!

Donate to help us fight for families during the Covid-19 Crisis
We’re spending nearly 10x more than our normal budget to keep up with the tremendous
increase in need for the resources and services we provide.
More than ever we need the financial support of those who can help!


Chef Showdown Postponed

Fenton Center of Hope holds Facebook Fundraiser

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders, the Fenton Center of Hope postponed its yearly fundraiser, the Chef Show down, which was scheduled 
to take place May 1. It’s a live event that features two local chefs competing against each other to create three courses using a secret ingredient. A panel of judges decides the winner, and attendees can taste food from about 20 restaurants. It would have been the fourth annual Chef Showdown. “The guests get to enjoy delicious food, watch an entertaining show and have a great time. Due to the pandemic we have had to postpone our event, which was supposed to be this Friday, May 1,” said Jennifer Strygulec co-director of FCOH on Wednesday. “Not only do we need to abide by the governor’s rule about large numbers of people gathering, we also need to give the restaurants that support us time to financially recover. We have no idea how long that will be, so we are holding off on picking a date to reschedule for.” Last year’s Chef Showdown raised $55,000. They were aiming for $65,000 this year. The money goes to keeping the Fenton Center of Hope running and the food pantry stocked throughout the year. “Our financial need has greatly increased due to the pandemic and the growing number of people we are serving through these trying times,” she said. Director of FCOH, Bob Strygulec, said the Chef Showdown accounts for approximately 30 percent of the non profit’s annual revenue. A new date has not yet been set. “We don’t know how it’s going to affect the restaurants,” Jennifer said. “We’re hoping in the fall, but we’re not sure. We always plan right up until the chef showdown. It’s kind of devestating we’re not having it. 
Facebook Fundraiser
Instead of the Chef Showdown, the FCOH is hosting a fundraiser from May 3-10. People have donated items to be raffled. “Some people have called and said they have matching donations,” she said.”We’ve been working on videos of people who have helped us. It’s just been amazing.

Interested in Volunteering?

There are a variety of ways you can help! Whether it’s helping with a one-time project or volunteering on a weekly basis, there’s a place for you!