Community Lifeline Center

A nonprofit organization

$200 raised by 1 donor

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$50,000 Goal

Community Lifeline Center (CLC) helps McKinney and northern Collin County individuals and families navigate short-term unexpected crises CLC provides rent, utilities, and food assistance as well as referral assistance. We create solutions that stimulate community vitality by ensuring residents return to self-sufficiency as quickly as possible, thus improving our community's overall financial health.

CLC has increased our outreach through partnerships with area churches and other nonprofit organizations. Participation in community activities generates additional funding to drive awareness, referrals, and access to our services for the area's most vulnerable individuals and families.

Through our partnerships, we estimate 40% of the people we are serving have never asked for help before. Through our partnerships with faith communities, other nonprofits, and various cities we successfully distributed 1 million pounds of food in 2022.

Our Needs

Cash donations go toward housing utility payments as well as food distributions and other miscellaneous client needs. Volunteers are vital to help package and distribute food and both mobile and our food pantry. Please contact us at (580) 362-7009 if you are interested in volunteering. 

Giving Activity


Community Lifeline Center's mission is to support residents experiencing short-term financial crisis.


Community Lifeline Center is dedicated to supporting our neighbors in need in northern Collin County through our food distributions and One Month Away financial assistance program. In 2021 alone, we distributed nearly 1 million pounds of food and provided rental and utility assistance to families facing emergencies, ensuring that they are able to stay housed and keep their lights on during difficult times.

Your support is crucial in helping us continue this important work. By making a donation to our organization, you are helping us provide nourishing food and dignified support to those who need it most. Your generosity means that individuals like Sandy and her two children, as well as families like Maria's, can rely on us to provide the assistance they need to get through tough times.

Through our One Month Away program, we are able to provide critical financial assistance to those facing emergencies such as job loss, illness, or unexpected expenses. Your donation helps us ensure that families like Mary's and Allison's do not face homelessness or utility disconnection due to financial hardship.

Your support during North Texas Giving Day can make a tremendous impact on the lives of our neighbors in need. Your generosity not only meets their basic needs for food and shelter, but also helps alleviate the stress and worry that come along with financial uncertainty. Please consider making a donation to Community Lifeline Center today and help us continue to support our community in need.

Equity Statement

At Community Lifeline Center, we are committed to promoting equity and inclusion in all aspects of our work. We believe that everyone deserves access to basic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing, and we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all individuals and families who seek our services.

We recognize that systemic barriers such as poverty, racism, and discrimination have disproportionately affected marginalized communities, and we are committed to addressing these inequities through our programs and services. We seek to actively engage with and serve individuals and families from diverse backgrounds, and we work to eliminate any barriers that may prevent them from accessing our services.

To achieve our commitment to equity, we continually evaluate our programs and services to ensure that they are accessible and effective for all members of our community. We also prioritize diversity and inclusivity in our hiring practices and strive to create a workplace culture that values and respects all employees.

Through our efforts to promote equity and inclusion, we hope to create a stronger, more resilient community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Get Involved

View our current participation opportunities.

In-Person Volunteering

Assist with Food Pantry Distributions

Community Lifeline Center Food Pantry

Ongoing opportunity

In-Person Volunteering

Donate Your Professional Time and Talents

Community Lifeline Center

Ongoing opportunity

Organization Data


Organization name

Community Lifeline Center

Tax id (EIN)




Community Improvement, Economic/Financial Security/Poverty, Hunger, Food Access & Nutrition

Operating Budget

$1,000,000 - $2,999,999

Counties Served


BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx

BIPOC Leadership



PO BOX 1792
McKinney, TX 75070



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