the AGAPE CENTER
The Agape Center is a God-directed outreach ministry with the goal of attending to the felt need of man while addressing man's spiritual need in a manner that gives God the glory!
We are here to reflect God's agape love to those in our community who are in need. The food pantry and clothing store are well stocked because of the generous contributors, and our volunteers are always ready to assist.
Each family that comes to the Agape Center for assistance is assigned a Mentor to work with them each time they come. The Mentor is there to listen, pray, encourage, and help set goals in the following areas: Employment, Education, Spiritual, and Physical.
Clothing and Baby Items
A wonderful selection of clothing and baby items are displayed at the Agape Center where clients can shop for their family members each time they come in for their appointment. Volunteers carefully sort through the donated clothing items and keep the store beautifully stocked by season.
All donations are accepted at Agape, so kitchen and household items are available to clients with specific needs. Linens, such as towels, washcloths, sheets and comforters, are the number one requested item; consequently, we are always short on these items. Donations are really appreciated.
Furniture and appliances, including mattress and box spring sets, are available to our clients if they have a specific need. The Agape client places a written request and if we have it, arrangements are made for the client to pick it up within a week.
Each family receives food once every 30 days. We are a USDA food pantry so clients receive not only pantry food (food which we have purchased from the Feed America Food Bank in Salem, VA), but also USDA food which is subsidized by the US Government.