WHO WE ARE
The Christian Service Center for Central Florida seeks to mobilize our community under one common vision: to eradicate poverty through the provision of services and resources that foster hope, well-being and empowerment. For over 45 years, the Center has provided aid for our hurting neighbors with various programs designed to meet their physical, emotional and spiritual needs, regardless of race, religion, age or gender.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been served from the Center’s three locations in Downtown Orlando, West Orange County, and Winter Park. Through three core programs, we fulfill this vision and accomplish our mission of preventing homelessness, combating poverty and cultivating self-sufficiency.
Since 1975, the Daily Bread program has been serving a free, nourishing, noontime meal for families and individuals in the community six days a week for the most at risk population and help struggling people get needed referrals to other programs and partner agencies. In March of 2018, Daily Bread reached a major milestone serving its 4,500,000th meal!
Our Family & Emergency Services (FES) program provides immediate, short-term crisis assistance to families and individuals facing an unexpected financial crisis. Help may come in the form of food, clothing, financial rent or utility assistance, or other services to prevent them from becoming homeless.
The Love Pantry provides hungry children and their struggling families with a free, emergency food supply directly through local public schools. The goal is to remove hunger as a barrier to learning, while also directing families to longer-term solutions through local resource information.