Food Services

Families and individuals rely on the Mission's food assistance program in emergencies and as a steady source of food. In partnership with individuals, corporations and churches, the Mission distributes more than $5 million-worth of in-kind food, toiletries, clothing, household items and furniture each year.

Ministry Resource Center

Central Union Mission distributes food, clothes, furniture, and other household items at no cost to those we serve:

Ministry Resource Center (former Food PLUS Center)
Washington, DC 20018

MOVE UPDATE 4/7/17 –

The Ministry Resource Center (MRC), formally the Food Plus Center, is still under construction, but building permits have been approved and we are moving forward with plans! 
No official reopen date is scheduled, but it is coming in the near future. 

The address for the new location has not been released. Once the occupancy permit is granted, the doors to the MRC will be wide open to the community, along with qualifications to become a member and expectations.  

If you are currently in need of food, please contact the Hunger Lifeline at 202-644-9807 (Monday-Friday 9 am – 5 pm) or enter your zip code in the field at or to search for any of the services in food, healthcare, housing, job training and more. If you are in need of furniture, contact A Wider Circle, or phone: 301-608-3504.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,
– Tracy Duncan, Director of Family Ministry

Training Program

Led by an experienced chef, the food service team offers specialty training in safe food handling and cooking for students in the Spiritual Transformation Program. Many graduates of the program have chosen cooking as a profession and have gone on to additional schooling and good jobs in the food service field. The food services team prepares regular meals and special meals for luncheons, banquets and other occasions. They prepare meals for hundreds for events such as the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays.