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Food Pantry

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.

Backpack Program

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 250 students per week in both elementary and middle schools.

Hygiene Program

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.

Hope's Book Nook

We wanted to honor one of our selfless volunteers, Mrs Hope. She loves books and plants, so we combined the two and created “Hope’s Book Nook”! This new spot in our building is our tribute to her and her selfless actions. We still have a bit to do, but this area is for our clients to have access to free books and also for book donations. This area will have children’s books and adult books.


Sunshine Fuel
Summer Feeding Initiative

Launched in May of 2024, the Sunshine Fuel: Summer Feeding Initiative was formed.

Our goal of the “Sunshine Fuel” Program is to ensure children who rely on school meals throughout the year continue to have access to meals during the summer months.


This program will help to address the issue of food insecurity among our Public School Students. This will be a sister program to our existing “Backpack Program” that runs throughout the school year.

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