Assistance Application

Frequently Asked Questions

Who do you assist?
Beneficiaries of our program include low- to no-income families and senior citizens in the Cross Lanes and Tyler Mountain areas.

How do you determine eligibility?
Eligibility is determined by residency, and monthly income for USDA commodities.

How many people do you help?
In 2016 we served more than 1,100 unduplicated individuals with their basic needs.

What services do you provide?
We assist with food through our pantry and voucher program. We also help with rent, utility, and limited prescription payment assistance.

We are also the provider for the "Heavenly Snacks for Backpacks" program. This program furnishes weekend snacks to over 200 local elementary and middle school children. These kid friendly, nutritious snacks are for students that may not have enough food outside of the school environment.

What is the Christmas Basket Program?
In addition to year round services, TMCLCS prepares and delivers Christmas baskets to approved applicants. Each basket contains everything needed to prepare a holiday meal, including turkey, bacon, eggs, milk, bread, potatoes, apples/oranges and canned and boxed food. We also work with Secret Santa to provide toys to children 12 years and under. Our Christmas basket and toy programs coordinate services with the United Way Christmas Bureau in order to ensure that services are not duplicated.