Food Pantry Emergency Assistance

If you need emergency food assistance and you cannot go to your county's Department of Health and Human Services or a nearby church to obtain a referrral for the Catholic Parish Outreach (CPO) Food Pantry, please visit the Hispanic Famiy Center, where we will be able to assist you in this area.

Hours for Food Pantry Emergency Assistance Referrals: Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Clients wait patiently for the Center to open

The waiting room feels up fast!

Clients have the option to choose an outfit for their children of up to 5 years old

Volunteers help clients load food in their cars

Information & Referral Services for other Community Agencies

The Center can also help you find assistance in other areas through our information and referral service program. We will help you locate community resources to fulfill your immedate needs and address any other family, health, or financial concern that you may have. To receive these services, please visit the Hispanic Family Center, where we will answer your questions and help you find the assistance that you or your family may need.

Hour for Information and Referral Services: Monday - Thursday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Fridays, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

After-School Program

The After-School Program is designed to assist elementary school children who require additional help to reach and maintain the reading level appropriate to their grade level. To reach this goal, we work collaboration with NC State University pre-service teachers.

Hour for the After-School Program: Thursdays, 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm.

Parents MUST be able to have reliable transportation arrangements to arrive on time for EACH tutoring session, once enrolled.

While children are being tutored, parents receive and participate in workshops for information about topics related to the children's schooling.

This program is free, but vacancies are limited. The program begins and ends according to the traditional public school calendar.

To learn about this program or inquire about registration dates, please call the program coordinator, David Juarez, at (919) 873-0094 Ext 224 or send an email at

Tutores voluntarios assist elementary school children achieve and maintain their academic goals.

Assistance with Food Stamps and Medicaid Applications

The Hispanic Family Center has been certified by "The Benefit Bank" to assist families with the Food Stamp and Medicaid application process.

To obtain assistance with these services, you can visit the Center on Mondays through Thursdays, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, with a COPY of the following documentation:

If you have any question about any of these services or programs, please call the Hispanic Family Center at (919) 873-0094 ext. 224 or visit us in person at 2013 Raleigh Boulevard, Raleigh, NC.

Tax Preparation

Every year during tax season (February-April) The Center offers free tax preparation services for low-income individuals and families. This service is offered through the AARP Foundation, a volunteer organization dedicated to preparing taxes free of charge to low-income families. Dates and times of these services will be anounced at The Center before the beginning of each tax season.

AARP Foundation volunteers during tax preparation season

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