Here to help!

We help low-income families by providing the basic needs and educational opportunities needed to become financially independent.

Our services include food distributions, a diaper pantry, household goods distributions, emergency services, English language classes, educational opportunities, and employment training. We also advocate for legislation and policies that help people overcome obstacles and escape poverty.

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We saw a 91% increase in families seeking food between March 2020-21 and in the previous 12-month period. You can help keep our community fed through this pandemic and beyond. Donate today.


More than 3,400 new families sought food from the Center since March 2020. If you're having trouble keeping food on the table, we can help with weekly distributions for you and your family.


The Center provided diapers for 641 babies in June 2021. You can make an immediate difference in the lives of young children who don't have enough diapers to stay clean, dry and healthy. Make a gift to the Center today.


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May 24
The Center for People in Need is excited to welcome volunteers back into its facility! General...
May 3
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Apr 1
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Mar 22
The Center’s founder and former executive director, Beatty Brasch, has always said that any one of...

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I'm almost in tears. I can't afford to grocery shop. Every dollar for the rest of the year is basically already spent. ... I'm broke. I went to the Center ... I wasn't there more than five minutes, and I drove away with food. Thank you.

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Knowing we can come to the Center for food every week has been a godsend. Between that and the diapers we receive once a month - I feel like we might actually get through this OK. Thank you for everything.

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I was able to get a better job after taking the English classes at the Center. Thank you.

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I am so grateful for the Center. Without the help I received through their POP program, I wouldn't be a nurse today. Thank you.

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