Food Services

Families and individuals rely on the Mission's food assistance program in emergencies and as a steady source of food. In partnership with individuals, corporations and churches, the Mission distributes more than $5 million-worth of in-kind food, toiletries, clothing, household items and furniture each year.

Food PLUS Center

Central Union Mission distributes food, clothes, furniture, and other household items at no cost to those we serve at our Food PLUS Center location:

Food PLUS Center

Washington, DC 20018

Hours: 10:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Thursday
*Donations may be dropped off at this location

Click Here to view a map.

2016 Calendar - click here (pdf)

MOVE UPDATE 10/18/16 – The Food Plus Center is still in the process of moving; construction is underway, furniture is being taken over and a new beginning is upon us. But due to permits, there is no official reopen date. Also, the address for the new location has not been released. Once permitted to open our doors, information will be given at that time. Please check this website for more details as our phone number is temporarily not working. Thank you for your patience.  
– Tracy Duncan, Director of Family Ministry 

For more information about Food PLUS, please email

Training Program

Led by an experienced chef, the food service team offers specialty training in safe food handling and cooking for students in the Spiritual Transformation Program. Many graduates of the program have chosen cooking as a profession and have gone on to additional schooling and good jobs in the food service field. The food services team prepares regular meals and special meals for luncheons, banquets and other occasions. They prepare meals for hundreds for events such as the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays.