Founded in 1971 as a non-profit 501 (c)(3), the Christian Service Center has long maintained a distinguished reputation for preventing hunger and homelessness, seeking to mobilize the Central Florida community under one common vision: to eradicate poverty through the provision of services and resources that foster hope, well-being and empowerment. The following is a brief overview of the Center’s three core programs. And be sure to check out our other projects and events to see how you can get involved too!
Family & Emergency Services
FES provides immediate emergency assistance and relief to families and individuals who are faced with an unexpected financial crisis. The primary goal of FES is to help families maintain their residence and prevent them from being forced into homelessness. The FES program provides immediate emergency assistance (food, rent/mortgage assistance, utility assistance, clothing, prescription medicines and transportation) to families in need.
The Love Pantry program provides struggling families with an emergency food supply directly through the schools. Participating schools are provided with a cabinet stocked with multiples of 31 of the most common food and hygiene items that is restocked weekly by volunteers. In each cabinet is community resource information, the Center’s FES brochure and the Heart of Florida’s 211 Help line brochure - all designed to move families toward longer-term solutions.
Daily Bread was established with the goal that no person in Central Florida struggle with hunger. Through Daily Bread, anyone who is hungry can eat for free, no questions asked. Daily Bread serves a nourishing noontime meal for families and individuals in the community six days a week.