The CCFP is open Fridays 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM and by appointment. If you need assistance with groceries or clothing, please reach out to Clement.
Re-opening information: The CCFP is back open! Fridays 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM and by appointment.
How to utilize: Please reach out to one of MLC's teachers, counselors, social workers, and staff who can assist you with gathering what you and your family needs in the CCFP. How to support: We'll post immediate needs on this page and also on the CCFP's Instagram account. Your financial donation will be used to purchase new items (i.e. socks, underwear, bras) and food and personal items. You can also buy directly from our Amazon Smile wish list that reflects our immediate needs.
Donation guidelines: Before you donate used clothing, ask yourself:
Am I giving this to the CCFP because it's basically new, in style, clean, and not damaged (no stains, rips, tears, or smells)?
Is it appropriate for the current weather? (We don't have storage capacity for non-seasonal wear.)
Is it size 5T or larger? (Clothes need to fit kindergarten to 18-year olds. No baby or toddler clothes.)
Please DO NOT donate:
Shoes with more than a small amount of wear
Used workout clothing
Baby or toddler items
Items that are ripped, stained, or needing repair
When you donate to the CCFP, you are donating to children and families in your community. It can be easy to fall into the trap of "wishful donating" or thinking that "someone can use it!" Instead, give your items a nice Marie Kondo farewell and if they do not fit the criteria of what the CCFP can take, recycle or re-use the item or throw it away. THANK YOU!
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