Want to know more about how we can help before you contact us? You will find answers to commonly asked questions below.
In order to receive assistance with groceries and/or clothing, you have to be in financial need. You can find our income guidelines here. If your household income exceeds the guidelines, yet you are still in need, please contact us to discuss further.
- We provide a variety of shelf-stable items and when available: frozen meat, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, snack items, and fresh bread/bakery items.
- We can’t promise to provide all of your grocery needs. What we can do is to supplement what you do have and create flexibility in your budget in order to afford other obligations.
You can receive groceries from the food pantry and visit our clothing area once every calendar month. We realize the unexpected can occur and additional assistance may be necessary. If you are in need of extra help, please contact our office.
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide financial assistance at this time. Please contact our office for a list of organizations that may be able to help.
CCC operations would not be possible without our volunteers!
Our volunteers help fill grocery orders, stock shelves, pick up food donations from our industry partners, sort and organize donated clothing and household items, and much more. Click here to visit our dedicated volunteer page for more information.
Occasionally we have tasks that can be completed after hours or can be done from the comfort of your home. Click here to go to our Volunteer Page and fill out the form to inquire about volunteering with the Community Caring Center.
Absolutely! We love to have children help and learn the value of giving back to your community. Children under the age of 13 are required to have a parent or guardian with them whilst they are in the Center.
Donate – how can I support the center?
Not all donations have to be cash. If you have surplus food, please consider sharing it with others.
Staples items that can be used in a variety of areas are what we need most. The following are examples of food items that are regularly distributed:
- Peanut Butter, jelly, condiments
- Canned soups, fruits, vegetables, and beans
- Dried beans
- Canned tuna or canned chicken
- Cereal and oatmeal
- Cake, muffin, and cornbread mixes
- Macaroni and cheese
Yes, please! Items in demand include:
- Body Soap/Body Wash
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Laundry & Dish Soap
- Toilet Paper & Paper Towels
- New or used* clothing and shoes, bedding, towels
- Small household appliances*, such as toasters, coffee pots, blenders, & microwaves
- Puzzles, games, and toys*
- Non-fiction and children’s books
- Household or seasonal décor*
*still in good condition
Unfortunately we do not have the space for a large inventory of furniture. If you have an item that is in good condition, please contact The Porch Resale Shoppe at 817-752-2400 to see if we have space for it. Thank you.
- As a partner agency of the Tarrant Area Food Bank, we are able to purchase large quantities of food each week. Most items are available for as little as $0.10-0.15 per pound, so your dollar goes a long way!
- We offer personal hygiene items, such as shampoo, soap, and toothpaste to our visiting families from our Hygiene Corner in the CCC Free Shop.
- In December 2022 we provided over 800 Christmas boxes to families in need. That is a 55% increase from last year! This December we plan on distributing 1,000 Christmas dinner boxes to keep up with the increased number of registered clients.
For more information on donations, click here to be taken to our dedicated donations page.