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Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry

When families fall upon hard times, we need to help them get back on their pathway to financial stability and success.

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 Emergency Food Pantry Appointments on WEDNESDAYS

Call our agency on Wednesdays between the hours of 12-4pm  to make an appointment to visit our Emergency Food Pantry. 

To schedule an appointment please call our crisis helpline at 704-225-0440

Individuals who fail to qualify for public food assistance may apply online for emergency food and personal care assistance.

Click below to fill out our Emergency Food Pantry Request Form

The mission of Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry is to alleviate and prevent financial crises and to help local families achieve self-sufficiency and stability.

We fulfill this mission through the services we offer to our clients.

For emergency financial assistance we work by appointments and referrals from Union County Department of Human Services

Service Hours:

Mon – Friday 9:00am- 5:00pm

Our Emergency Food Pantry does not require an appointment and is for individuals who fail to qualify for public food assistance.

Clients in need of emergency food can receive assistance every 3-6 months.

Address: 1333 West Roosevelt Blvd,

Monroe, NC 28110

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently working remotely and our office is closed due to safety precautions regarding COVID-19. Please call our crisis hotline at: 704-225-0440 for assistance.


Services Offered

  • Food pantry

  • Funds for emergency needs
  • Referrals for other clothing needs & household items

  • Referral information for other sources of assistance

  • Budget planning assistance

  • School supplies

  • Agency Referrals 

  • Follow-up with clients for additional help


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While we accept walk-ins for emergency food for those who fail to qualify for public food assistance and information.

An appointment is needed for financial assistance.

These are the first four steps to qualification.

1. A referral from Division of Human Services


2. You must live or work in Union County


3. You must have proof of employment or proof that you are receiving Social Security or disability


4. During the past 12 months, you cannot have received financial assistance from Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry


Verification Process 

Please READ and make sure you UNDERSTAND our verification process.

-All information that you provide to us will be verified.

-Being less than truthful will prevent you from receiving assistance.

-An appointment doesn’t mean you will receive financial assistance.

-An appointment can last up to 60 minutes and includes budget counseling.

If you receive an appointment, here’s what you must provide:

  • Copies of a lease or mortgage agreement.

  • If you get assistance, the payment goes to a landlord or utility company.

  • A copy of pay stubs for last 2 weeks or award letters (on paper) for disability or social security for all working adults in the family

  • For Rent or Mortgage Assistance: A written statement of how much is owed to date plus the landlord’s email or FAX number.

Financial Education 

At Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry, we provide one-on-one financial coaching.

This is a great way to get a personalized look at your specific situation in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

Community outreach provides financial experts to speak at your organization's next event by working with our community partners.

Financial literacy workshops provide information on a variety of topics such as:

  • debt reduction
  • improving credit
  • starting your own business
  • couponing
  • owning your own home.

Classes are offered in a fun and inviting atmosphere and are open to the public free of charge.



Our Programs 


Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Financial Literacy Program

Budgeting for a Better Tommorrow

Our program is designed to provide financial education to empower individuals to make informed decisions that will improve the financial well being of their families.

To do this, Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry will offer workshops that will target chronic issues these families of generational poverty struggle with on a daily basis. 

Our desire is to help families build financial management and planning skills so that when a financial emergency arises they will be ready to meet the challenge. 

Program Goals:

Clients develop a realistic monthly budget to begin a savings plan.

Clients increase financial literacy and set short and long-term goals to improve their economic well-being.

Program Volunteer Opportunties:

UCCCAM is looking for volunteers who would be interested in: helping faciiliate workshops, aiding in case management, conducting phone interviews  or helping prepare workshops. 

To learn more about our workshops or to volunteer please contact us. 


Emergency Food Pantry

Basic needs provided for...hope received 

Vital food and personal care products are provided to families who fail to qualify for public assistance. Financially strapped households desperately need basic personal care items provided by the Emergency Food Pantry during times of unexpected crisis.  

If your church, school or organization is looking for a service project, pleases consider a food drive for UCCAM. 


The mission of Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Crisis Intervention Program is to provide a bridge from crisis to stability for individuals in our community who are at risk of losing their most basic needs of shelter and food during personal or family crisis.


1333 West Roosevelt Blvd.
Monroe, Nc 28110


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