CEC Offices, Food Pantry and Second Glance Resale Shop
will be
CLOSING EARLY at 12 noon on Wednesday, December 20.

The CEC and Food Pantry will be CLOSED for Christmas and
New Year’s on the following dates:

Friday, December 22
Monday, December 25
Friday, December 29
Monday, January 1, 2018


Wishing you a Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year!


Community Ministries is a faith-centered outreach whose goal is to be a catalyst for positive change within the community. To accomplish this goal we focus on the issues of spiritual well-being, reducing social isolation among senior adults, preventing homelessness, neighborhood revitalization and reduction of hunger in our community.

Food Pantry

TD Auto Finance Food Drive 2015The Food Pantry dispenses over 1 million pounds of groceries annually to low income households in Northeast Tarrant County. Providing groceries to these families allows them to have funds to pay for other needs like rent, mortgage, utilities, education and medical expenses.



 Do I qualify?

  • Picture Identification
  • Proof of income (no more than 30 days old)
  • Complete SSN# for entire household
  • Dates of birth for entire household
  • Proof of address (no more than 30 days old)
  • Live in one of the following zip codes:  
  76021   76040   76092   76148   76022
  76051   76117   76180  


  76053   76118   76244   76248   76039
  76054     76137                  

If you do not live in one of the above zip codes, please visit www.tarrantcounty211.org or call 211 for additional resources.

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday  9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Thursday Evenings 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Food Drives and Volunteer Opportunities:

The Food Pantry is supported by local churches, businesses and volunteer groups who host food drives and volunteer their time. The CEC Food Pantry is an agency partner of the Tarrant Area Food Bank and a member of Food Share Partners. Visit Volunteer for more information about volunteering in the Food Pantry. For a list of food items needed in the Pantry, click here. Contact CEC staff at 817-281-1164 or info@thecec.org about coordinating a food drive for the CEC.

If you would like to support the CEC's efforts to help families in our community, please visit Our Support and/or Volunteer.

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Click above for ways to get involved!


Calendar of Events
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Career Opportunities

There are no open
positions at this time. 


Denise's Story


"In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive'." Acts 20:35