Get a Center Card

The Center Card is your access to all Center services.

If you do not have a Center Card or your card is expired, you'll need to complete an application for services online or in-person at any one of our regular food and diaper distributions. We no longer accept expired Center Cards.

Center Cards are how we track the use of our services, including food and diaper distribution. It's incredibly important for grant writing and reporting, budgeting, and determining when to grow our services. We appreciate your cooperation in carrying and presenting your card when seeking our services.

Note: Participants in the Center's distributions will be asked to attest that their household income is at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.

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Online Application

The Center Card application may now be completed online! You'll need an active, valid email address to complete the online application. If you don't already have an email address, visit one of the many free email providers like gmail, Yahoo or Microsoft for an account.

It may take 5 to 10 business days to process your online application. When it is complete, you'll receive an email from the Center, and you'll be able to pick up your new Center Card the next time you visit.

NOTE: If you already have a purple Center Card, you do not need to complete an online application unless you need to change the information on your account (like submitting a change of address or adding a child).

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In-Person

Complete a quick, 5-minute paper application the next time you visit food and diaper distribution! Bring a photo ID of any kind (driver's license, passport, student ID, service card from another organization, etc.), fill out the application and, in most cases, you'll be able to take advantage of Center services immediately.

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