We are a 501C-3 Non-Profit Christ-based ministry dedicated to serving the homeless, needy, underprivileged, frail, elderly, and working poor in the Greater Ocala area.        

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 St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church

3803 N.E. 7th. Street, Ocala, Florida 34470

*News & Announcements*

Gateway to Hope is the 2024 agency of the year!

“His Compassion” awarded “Gateway to Hope” a reward for being one of the agencies in Marion County most active in …

Warning: If you receive an email or text from Reverend Walk Jones of the First Presbyterian Church requesting immediate assistance, it’s likely a scam.

Reverend Jones’s account was hacked, and local people have received fraudulent requests. Reverend Jones has confirmed it as spam; he …

Inspiration: One little boy makes a significant difference in the lives of countless others!

In 2013, a 9-year-old boy named Max Lowery from Illinois started a nonprofit organization called “Max’s Mission” to feed the …

Look! A Gateway to Hope song! Here is a challenge, too!  Would any musicians like to put these lyrics to music?

Verse 1)In the heart of Ocala,where the sun first appears,There’s a beacon of hope,wiping away tears.It’s St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church,where …
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Making a difference

We all have different gifts from God.
Use your gifts to serve others.
It is always more blessed to give than receive.

We offer DRIVE-THOUGH free food pick-up for individuals and families who need support meeting their basic nutritional needs.

Gateway to Hope provides free nutritious food;

Saturday mornings
7:30 AM & ends 10 AM.


11:00 AM.

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Music is an integral part of life. During some food distributions at Gateway to Hope Ministries, we provide music, which helps connect us with God and each other, breaking cultural and religious barriers. Our moods can be changed, depression can be combated, and joy can be expressed!

The Bible references the importance of songs, worship, and praise in the church. Music fulfills God’s command to use our talents to glorify God. We also learn about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the promises it carries.

Through hymns and songs of praise, people are made to see life and God in a different light. We are able to see the wonders of God’s creation and the universe around them. As Saint Augustine famously said, “He who sings prays twice”.

Here at Gateway to Hope Ministries, we embrace the recycling initiative. Volunteers devote much time and energy to assure that everything that can be recycled, is recycled.

Recycling is an important step in reducing waste and conserving resources. By recycling, we can reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and help to conserve natural resources such as trees, water, and minerals ♻️