Community Lifeline Center

A nonprofit organization

$23,212 raised by 60 donors

46% complete

$50,000 Goal

Community Lifeline Center (CLC) helps McKinney and northern Collin County individuals and families navigate short-term unexpected crises by providing rent, utilities, and food assistance as well as referral assistance. CLC creates 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 its outreach through partnerships with area churches and other nonprofit organizations. Participation in community activities helps generate additional funding to drive awareness, referrals, and access to its services for the area's most vulnerable individuals and families.

The pandemic significantly affected every aspect of our organization. We altered the volume of food distributed and the way we distributed. When the shutdown occurred, we closed our in-person pantry and pivoted to a completely different model to support our current clients' needs. CLC partnered with faith congregations, other nonprofits, and other cities to create food distributions at different distribution hubs throughout the City of McKinney and Princeton. Through our partnerships, we successfully distributed 740,000 pounds of food in 2020 and nearly 1 million pounds of food in 2021. Currently, we estimate 40% of the people we are serving have never asked for help before.

Our Needs

CLC is always in need of cash donations to support our client services. These donations go toward housing and utility payments for our clients, as well as food distributions and other miscellaneous client needs. We are also looking for volunteers to help with packing and distributing food at both mobile distributions and our pantry. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in any of these positions!


Community Lifeline Center's mission is to guide north Collin County residents in crisis back to self-sufficiency and independence. CLC's provided financial help through rent and utility assistance, food distributions at both our pantry and our neighborhood weekend hubs, and information/referrals.


Community Lifeline Center is in need of cash donations to support our food distributions as well as our One Month Away financial assistance program.

In 2021, Community Lifeline Center distributed nearly 1 million pounds of food to hungry neighbors in northern Collin County. Whether it was helping Sandy and her two children with food one time as she made the switch between jobs, or helping Maria and her family of five every other week through our Feeding Friends and Families food distribution, your support provides nourishing food each day to those in need right here in Collin County.

Through our One Month Away program, Community Lifeline Center provides both rental and utility assistance to families that are facing an emergency. Whether it was helping Mary when she lost her job after having to stay home and care for her ill grandmother by getting her current on her rent and utilities, or helping Allison pay her rent when an unexpected injury meant she lost several weeks of income while recovering, your generosity means that an unexpected emergency in a client's life doesn't lead to homelessness or having their utilities disconnected.

Your generous gifts during North Texas Giving Day provide your neighbors with the help they need when they need it the most. By providing them with dignified support during their most trying time, your gift ensures that not only are their nutritional or financial needs are met, but also their mental needs by relieving the worry and stress that comes along when trying to find the next meal or additional income to cover rent for the month.

Get Involved

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In-Person Volunteering

Donate Your Professional Time and Talents

Community Lifeline Center

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In-Person Volunteering

Assist with Food Pantry Distributions

Community Lifeline Center Food Pantry

Ongoing opportunity

Organization Data


Organization name

Community Lifeline Center

Tax id (EIN)




Economic/Financial Insecurity/Poverty, Housing, Shelter & Homelessness, Hunger, Food Access & Nutrition

Operating Budget

$500,000 - $999,999

Counties Served


BIPOC Serving

African American/Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latinx, Indigenous, Other, South Asian/Indian

BIPOC Leadership



PO BOX 1792
McKinney, TX 75070



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