Our Mission

Who We Are

The Outreach Center is a community-based, 501 (c) (3), nonprofit, relief organization serving Burke and its surrounding counties in Western North Carolina through our hunger relief, job training, education, and arts programs.

Our Mission

To empower families to break the cycle of generational poverty.

Our Goals

  • To nourish the body
  • To educate the mind
  • To nurture the heart
  • To collaborate with our community

Our Objectives & Programs

  • Provide free, nourishing groceries to assist hungry families weekly through our Outreach Food Distribution program.
  • Provide free diapers to infants and toddlers who struggle with unmet diaper need.
  • Provide food and toiletry items to assist non-profit organizations, homeless shelters and children's homes through our Community Food Bank program.
  • Provide free adult education and GED preparation through our Fresh Start Education program.
  • Provide career employment skills training and on-the-job training through our Workforce Development program.
  • Provide arts and cultural programs to impoverished children to help boost their self-esteem and improve their chances of attending college.
  • Provide counseling to help overcome barriers to employment that are mental health related.

Equal Opportunity Policy

The Outreach Center respects and provides services and opportunities for volunteerism for all persons, regardless of their race, age, sex, ethnic background, or political, sexual, or religious orientation.

CLICK HERE to read a message from our CEO, Holly Johnson.