Relief & Restoration Program

The Comprehensive Family Resource Center will remain open and committed to serving lost and hurting souls in our community—no matter what challenges we face.

  • Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning September 1st, the CFRC food distribution program will change temporarily to allow anyone with an ID to visit twice a month for food:
    • All distributions will be outside in the parking lot until further notice.
    • Relief and Restoration will follow the scheduled distribution dates. (Please check the calendar for dates.)
    • Distribution times are 10:00am and 1:00pm daily pr while supplies last.
    • Please provide your ID or membership card at check-in.
    • At the entrance gate, everyone is given a number. Only 10 people at a time are permitted to pick up their food.
    • At the Mission Market backdoor, participants check-in and receive a preassembled food cart.

What Is the Relief & Restoration Program?

The Relief & Restoration Program (R & R) is designed to provide a community where needy, broken families and individuals have access to free resources that provide relief from such burdens. Our goal is to restore the hurting, hungry and lost community to being better, living wiser, knowing Jesus Christ. In addition to free food and clothing, the R & R program provides pastoral counsel, encouragement and prayer, an on-site social worker to help with special circumstances, and special events throughout the year. Everyone is required to join the program for access to resources twice a month. The R&R program is a Christian program offered Mon-Thurs, every other week. On those weeks, Wednesdays and Thursdays mornings the program will be in Spanish. The 45-minute program could include the following:

  • General Announcements
  • Birthday/Holiday celebrations
  • Training in Life Skills (How to handle money, how to prepare nutritious meals, job readiness, help for those experiencing domestic violence, etc.)
  • Testimonies of change
  • Brief Christian devotional/prayer
  • Afterwards participants may receive clothing and groceries for free!


Membership Registration

To become a member, a participant must meet certain income requirements. These requirements will be based on the poverty guidelines set forth by the federal government. To become a member, please bring with you the following required registration information:

  1. Photo ID
  2. Proof of Income (dated within the last 6 months–year)
  3. Proof of Residency (lease or utility bill)
  4. Social Security Card


Program Calendar

Once you become a member, follow our monthly program calendar to visit bi-weekly on your assigned day.


Emergency Assistance (Guests/Nonmembers)

The Comprehensive Family Resource Center provides emergency assistance for guests (nonmembers) may visit once a month with a valid ID, on Thursdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm while supplies last.



All the above services are provided by Central Union Mission free of charge! Please direct any questions about these services to the Comprehensive Family Resource Center at (202) 745-7118, x500.



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