Our clients often are in need of quality clothes they otherwise cannot afford to buy with due to their minimal or non-existent income. New and reusable clothing in good condition is distributed through our thrift stores. Clients can receive vouchers for free clothing once they participate in an interview with a Family & Emergency Services caseworker.


Affordable new and designer clothing is also available to the entire community for purchase at two of our locations – our thrift stores in West Orange and the “Unique Boutique” store at our downtown campus.


Look through your closets at home. Good-looking clothing items in like-new condition can mean the world for someone looking for work and in need of a decent wardrobe for job interviews. 


All canned and nonperishable food items are distributed through our food pantry at no cost to the beneficiary. Anyone seeking to receive food assistance must first participate in an interview with a Family & Emergency Services caseworker to evaluate their situation and level of need. 

Clothing items in great need:

  • Men’s jeans

  • Men’s black pants

  • Men’s shorts

  • Men’s belts

  • Men’s new socks & underwear

  • Men’s shoes (dress, casual, athletic and work shoes & construction boots)

  • Men’s work clothes

  • Women’s new underwear

  • Women’s tennis shoes

  • Women’s plus sizes

  • Children’s new underwear (all sizes)

Food items in great need include:

  • Canned meats & tuna fish

  • Pancake mix & syrup

  • Canned pork & beans

  • Canned soup

  • Bottled water & beverages

  • Macaroni & cheese

  • Nonfat dry milk in envelopes

  • Peanut butter & jelly

  • Rice & pasta

  • Canned pasta meals
    (ex. Spaghetti-Os)


Many of our clients lack their own reliable vehicle to get to an from a job, and therefore depend on public transportation. But the cost of bus passes adds up quick when used twice a day. As a result, Lynx bus passes are a frequent request at Family & Emergency Services. A gift of week-long bus passes can have a huge impact on the life of someone trying to get on their feet and become financially independent.

The Christian Service Center for Central Florida is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to combating hunger and preventing homelessness in our community. Federal Tax ID 59-1353031.
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