Give Someone a Hand Up

Your giving makes a difference in the lives of thousands. Lend a hand.

Food Banks: Addressing the crisis of food insecurity

Food Banks

With your help, no one leaves empty handed or goes to bed hungry. Emergency food distribution sites include:

Success Story

Auburn, a food bank client, shared this review on Google:

“I am extremely grateful for Interfaith Community Services. I had a mechanical error happen with my refrigerator. I lost hundreds of dollars in food in a matter of hours. I didn’t know what to do, so I ended up turning to my local food bank which happens to be Interfaith Community Services. They were extremely understanding about my situation and assisted me in getting a food box for my house to help with the loss of food that I had. They are wonderful, and very understanding. Thank you to everybody who assisted me in a time of need I didn’t know I would have.”

Self-Sufficiency: A 2-generation approach to supporting families on the path out of poverty

Self-Sufficiency Programs

Your investment enables ICS to help clients build long-range solutions that lead to financial stability for themselves and their children. These include:

Success Stories

When Erin graduated from the RESET program, she had raised her credit score 180 points. She was earning a 15% higher wage than when she started in the program and receiving benefits while working in a career she loves.

Donna lost much of her income with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but with the support of RESET she was able to keep her housing and stay in school. In 2022 she finally achieved her dream of graduating with a bachelor’s degree – three decades after graduating from high school!

Senior Services: Helping seniors and disabled adults live independently at home

Senior Services

Nearly 90% of seniors want to age in place at home – a choice that promotes life satisfaction and self-esteem. ICS helps with:

Success Story

The husband of a Mobile Meals recipient call to tell us how happy they are with the special diet meals that are provided by ICS. Since beginning the Mobile Meals program, the client has lost 40 pounds and reduced her kidney disease from stage IV to stage III. Both husband and wife thanked ICS and GAP Kitchen, which prepares their meals.

Emergency Financial Assistance

Emergency Financial Assistance

Financial assistance and short-term case management for individuals and families in crisis resulting from job loss, illness, and injury. Types of assistance include:

  • Rent and mortgage
  • Utilities
  • Emergency prescription medications
  • Gas vouchers
  • Back-to-work expenses such as permits, IDs,  and work clothing

Success Story

Rene is a single father of two. When his nine-year-old daughter developed epilepsy, her new condition took a toll on more than just her health. Rene had to take unpaid time off from work to care for her and learn how to manage her new circumstances. While her welfare came first, the family fell behind on their bills. Rene came to ICS, where a case manager worked with him to get Emergency Financial Assistance to keep his family safe and stable in their home. “Interfaith has allowed me with their help to catch up, so I can continue to care and provide for my daughter,” he wrote in a note of gratitude to the organization. “Thank you ICS.”