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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More than 5,070 families have received food at the Center so far in 2021. You can help keep our community fed through this pandemic and beyond. Donate today.


More than 3,640 new families have visited the Center since March 2020. If you're having trouble buying food or diapers, we can help with weekly and monthly distributions for you and your family.


The Center distributed diapers to more than 565 babies per month on average so far in 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.


Recent News

Nov 5
The Center is excited to announce the return of its annual Toyland special event! Saturday, Dec. 4 -...
Oct 20
The Center is happy to announce the return of its annual Thanksgiving Holiday Distribution. Saturday...
Sep 15
On July 19, we reopened our doors to the public and began distributing food and diapers indoors...
Sep 14
Our hallways are bustling with activity again, now that people are coming back into the building...

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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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