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.
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!