EASTSIDE MINISTRIES

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NEW SERVICES WERE ADDED IN MAY. ALSO A MOBILE PANTRY EVENT IS SCHEDULED IN JUNE.

Believing in Our Community, One Person at a Time

Eastside Ministries wants to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world.

HOW TO GET HELP

Your Eastside community believes in you.

At Eastside Community Assistance, we are dedicated to providing food, clothing, and other essential items to our neighbors in need. If you need that extra support, we are here for you. If you live in our service area, arrive during business hours (the earlier, the better!), sign-in, and fill out an application when instructed. One of our Intake Specialists will get you entered in our system so you can get the assistance your household needs.

Beginning May 15, 2021, Eastside will be offering its services, including free food and clothing, at different partner locations within ZIP code 76119.  Another service to be offered at these events will be screening for depression or anxiety.  If a person chooses to fill out the screening questionnaire and scores high for depression or anxiety, they will be offered an appointment for counseling free of charge.  See the News page on this website for specific dates, times, and locations of these Saturday mobile events.

Services will continue at the usual hours Monday through Friday mornings at the present location on East Lancaster.

SERVICE ZIP CODES

  • 76103
  • 76105
  • 76112
  • 76119
  • 76120

We will serve anyone outside this area once a year. To receive ongoing services, you must reside in these zip codes (or be homeless). You will receive a referral resource to agencies in your area if you don’t live in our zip codes.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

We’re here to help you.

You will receive groceries based on your household size. This will include pantry staples, and meat, dairy, bakery, and produce as our inventory allows. If you need baby food, please let your Intake Specialist know during your consultation.

Each member of your household will receive two complete outfits. An outfit is a top and a bottom, or a single dress. We sometimes have additional clothing items, like cold weather gear, socks, underwear, pajamas, etc. Generally, these items are one per person and the limits are determined by our Volunteer Manager.

Household items like paper products, linens, and cleaning supplies are offered as available. These are generally in extremely limited supply.

Diapers, pads and tampons, and incontinence items are available as needed. Let your intake specialist know if you need these items. Some sizes stay in short supply.

Housewares like decorative items and kitchen utensils are placed on our “free shelf” in the check-out area, and are available on a first come, first serve basis. The books and magazines in our waiting area are also considered “free” items.

Beginning May 3, 2021, every client who comes into the office at Eastside will have the opportunity to fill out a questionnaire to screen for depression or anxiety, if they choose to do so.  This is not a requirement but is another service that Eastside will be providing.  People with high scores for depression or anxiety will be offered appointments for counseling at Eastside free of charge.

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