Family Ministry Center

Important Weather Notice!

*The Family Ministry Center closes due to inclement weather following the Federal Government operating status. Therefore, if the government is closed, so are we. This means no distributions, programs or donations.

Important Notice!

*The Clothing/Housewares Room is temporarily closed until further notice due to rising cases of COVID for Walk-In participants on Thursdays.

The Family Ministry 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 FMC 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.


Clothing and Housewares at the Family Ministry Center

Beginning May 2021 the Clothing & Housewares room will be available for participants to shop by APPOINTMENT ONLY! To make an appointment, call (202)745-7118, ext. 500 Fridays from 9:00am-11:00am ONLY!! (Appointments will not be accepted any other time by phone).

Due to COVID19 and for your safety, only a limited number of appointments are available each day.


    • Appointment days are Monday-Thursday beginning in May
    • Times:10:00am/10:15am/10:30am/10:45am/11:00am/11:15am/11:30am/11:45am/12:00pm/ 12:15pm/ 12:30p/ 12:45pm. (Choose one)
    • Each person may visit ONCE per month.
    • Each appointment is for 15 minutes.
    • When participant arrives for appointment, go to the main entrance with stairs. Please be advised, participant may be asked to wait if the previous pick-up has not left. Waiting area will be open with social distancing, temperature checks, and mask required to enter.
    • If participant misses their appointment, they may reschedule.
    • Everyone is required to wear a mask and disposable gloves to shop. Mask and gloves provided.
    • Groceries available to each participate once shopping appointment is completed.

The Family Ministry Center (FMC) is Central Union Mission’s hub for family services where people struggling with insufficient food and clothing can find help. The Family Ministry Center provides food and clothing to approximately 5,750 people per month (families, including many single mothers, grandparent care-givers and isolated senior citizens). We distribute groceries that provide over three million meals each year through the Mission’s Relief & Restoration Program. We provide computer training, legal aid, ESOL classes, Bible studies, life skills classes, services for senior citizens with the monthly Seniors Fellowships in both English and Spanish, parenting classes, baby showers, Christmas gifts for children in need with Operation Christmas Miracle, Thanksgiving supplies, school supplies for children with Operation Back Pack and more.
For more information on programs available, download the Family Ministry Center brochure in English or Spanish.

Family Ministry Center
3194 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite B
Washington, DC 20018

Phone: (202) 745-7118 ext. 500
Fax: (202) 450-1752
(The Family Ministry Center is located down the driveway between the Popeye’s & Northeast Auto Body Collision Center)


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Restoring Hope $2,000

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.

FMC Relief & Restoration Program Events Calendar

See what’s scheduled for the Relief & Restoration Program at the Family Ministry Center.

FMC Newsletter

View the August 2021 Family Ministry Center Newsletter HERE.

Volunteer Opportunities

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, click here.

The Future of  the Family Ministry Center

To learn more about the proposed changes for the Family Ministry Center click here.





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