Welcome to “Gateway to Hope Ministries”

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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*News & Announcements*

Our First Hispanic Easter Service!

Saturday, March 30, 2024 6:00 PM Our service will be in Spanish Come join us! …

St. Patrick’s food distribution STOPS / CLOSES at 10:00 AM!

Come early. We close at 10:00 Am. Why? Clean-up and for church service which starts at 10:30 AM …

Sometimes, limits are one family per car.

It happens on occasion. Please understand what “limitations” means and don’t argue with or be discourteous to our volunteers! …
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 St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church

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

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,

I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,

I was a stranger and you invited me in… Matthew 25:35

Hours + Locations You Can Receive Food

Gateway to Hope MINISTRIES

1. St. Patrick’s

Saturday 7:30 am – 10:00 am

*All food distribution STOPS / CLOSES at 10:00 AM

 St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church

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

2. Kingdom Revival Church

Wednesday 8:30am – 11:30am

3318 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470

3. Revealing Truth Ministries

Thursday 10:00am – 12:00pm

7575 SW 62nd Court, Ocala, FL 34476

4. Ministerios Cielos Abiertos

Thursday 6:30pm – 8:30pm

1614 NE 24th St, Ocala, FL 34470

5. Ocala Springs Baptist

Thursday Mornings

5000 NE 36th Avenue Rd, Ocala, FL 34479

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 ♻️