At Outreach, our mission is to provide compassionate assistance to any Polk County resident who does not have the resources to provide for their basic life needs. Our services and programs are distributed with care and respect for our clients. We are here to help.
Special note: thanks to the generosity of our community, Outreach is in a position to help both existing clients and other Polk County residents who may going through a difficult time due to the COVID-19 pandemic or another reason. If you need assistance or know someone who does, please encourage them to contact Outreach by calling 828-894-2988 or stopping by 134 White Drive, Columbus NC.
Note to Clients: Outreach now has a texting service to communicate important updates and information about Outreach programs and special events. It's easy to sign up, text 21000 and type Outreach as your message and press send.
The food pantry was established to alleviate the physical and emotional hunger of those in need, in a dignified and supportive manner. The food pantry is a client choice pantry where clients can shop once a month for the items they use and need.
Items offered include food, personal hygiene products, cleaning and paper products, diapers and pet foods.
Financial assistance is provided to individuals and families to help meet current basic needs. Financial services include:
Housing: rent & mortgage
Utilities: electric, gas, kerosene, water, firewood, heaters & fans
Healthcare: emergency dental, diagnostic testing, prescription medications