Central Cares


Central Cares Ministry is an outreach to our community resulting from Central United Methodist Church’s partnership with Albemarle Road Elementary School, Albemarle Road Middle School and Clear Creek Elementary.   Families are eligible to pick up a food package once a month to help them meet their food needs.

Food staples are brought in by our congregation each Sunday during the month for distribution to the families during the last week of the month.  When available, harvest from Central’s Community Garden will be distributed during the growing season. Central UMC is also a partner agency with Second Harvest Food Bank where we can purchase food and fresh vegetables and fruit at reduced prices which allows us to serve the needs of even more families.

Sign up to serve the hungry by working at Second Harvest Food Bank to gain credits for the Central Cares Food Pantry here at Central.  See details here.

Should you wish to contribute money to this ministry, please indicate “Central Cares” on your check and place in the offering plate or mail to Central United Methodist Church, 6030 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC 28212.  You may also contribute here online.  Further information can be obtained by calling the church office at 704-536-9157.

Central United Methodist Church is a partner agency of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHFBM). SHFBM partners and distributes food and essential grocery items to approximately 550 hunger feeding agencies in 19 counties in North and South Carolina. Second harvest logo Agencies served include emergency pantries, soup kitchens, senior programs, shelters and low-income daycares.