The mission of The Outreach Center is to assist disadvantaged citizens to rise above their circumstances and improve their quality of life. This is accomplished through our Food Distribution Program, our Community Food Bank program, and our Education and Workforce Development programs.
The Outreach Center is a 501 (c)(3), non-profit relief organization providing services to a five county area in Western North Carolina; Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, McDowell, Rutherford and surrounding counties. This area is plagued with record high unemployment rates of 12-15%, high school drop-out rates of 30%, and a workforce with poor employability. These are the conditions which foster hunger and poverty.