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Getting Help

Applying for Help

Apply in person at our office at 191 Skyland Drive. Bring a photo ID. A staff member will speak with you and help find the best way we can offer assistance. UCM is a client choice food pantry, offering you the opportunity to choose your own groceries. If you are unable to come inside, we offer curbside assistance. We are open 10am-3pm Monday, Thursday, and Friday; 12:30pm-6pm Tuesday; and 10am-12:30pm Wednesday.

How we can help

Food Assistance:
We have a full assortment of food items available: fresh fruits and vegetables, canned foods, frozen meats, cereals, pastas, soup, oatmeal, peanut butter, jelly, and more.

Personal Items & Household Goods:
We provide personal toiletry items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.) and household items (laundry detergent, dish detergent, etc.) when available. We do not provide furniture, clothing, household items, mattresses, or appliances.

Financial Assistance:
Limited financial assistance is available to residents of Jackson County. UCM can assist with overdue utilities, past due rent, prescription co-pays, and other bills as funding allows. To apply for financial assistance, please bring an official bill or statement showing the amount due, as well as contact information for the agency to be paid.

Winter blankets,Thanksgiving, & Christmas:
During the winter months, we distribute donated blankets as available. For Thanksgiving, we provide items for your Thanksgiving meal. For Christmas, we partner with our local schools to provide food bags for families to help ease the added food needs when school is out for Winter Break.

Spiritual Assistance

As a Christian Ministry, we would be honored to provide you with a bible, bible study aids, or a referral to a local pastor.

If we cannot meet all emergency needs, we can refer you to other agencies with whom we have good working relationships