Providing For The Community's Needs
Our food pantry program was how we began The Community Center of St. Bernard, and continues to be the most prominent program that we offer. With our food pantry being set up grocery shopping style, we aim to prioritize the privacy and dignity of each of our clients. Each person that comes in has the opportunity to shop for their items while in an atmosphere of acceptance and care.
So many children within our public school system do not have access to a meal from Friday after school until Monday morning. Because of this, each week, we put together bags for students that will contain nutritious and easy to fix food that will help sustain them over the weekend. Currently, we feed 235 students per week in both elementary and middle schools.
Launched in March of 2022, the Hygiene Program is our newest program. Hygiene poverty is rampant in the United States and affects health as well as the capacity of millions of Americans to succeed at school, work, or virtually anyplace. Along with their grocery items, our clients now have the option to shop for hygiene products as well. While the items vary, we aim to provide feminine products, adult diapers, soap, toothbrushes/toothpaste, and shampoo.