Providing essential supports to alleviate the effects of hunger and poverty for those in the Stockbridge area by fostering healthy communities and the economic independence of our residents, and demonstrating compassion, respect and dignity for all.
Stockbridge Community Outreach is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was organized in the fall of 1981 because local churches had become unable to handle the volume of requests for help. The first food pantry was in a room in the basement of a church. We are now located in room 120 of the old Middle School and are open 3 days per week. We currently offer the following services: Assistance with food (once monthly), utilities, housing, transportation, and prescriptions. We have a clothing and small household goods area that is free to the public. We coordinate the Tide Me Over weekend and Summer food programs for kids/families on the free or reduced lunch program. We participate with the Fresh Food Initiative (FFI) of Jackson, offering weekly food distributions to anyone who shows up at the site. Our facilities are used for Government food distribution and at Thanksgiving and Christmas we offer special food and gift programs. We make referrals to other agencies for specific needs. We provide emergency assistance to those living in the Stockbridge School District.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.