CTLC provides food, hygiene items, and/or clothing according to need.  Direction and counseling are provided to those who require the assistance of federal, state, and local social service agencies.  Additionally, computer classes are available to clients who are interested in learning basic computer skills.  Since its founding in 1994, CTLC has aided over 21,000 different families.  Today in an average month, CTLC

  • Ministers to 1500 families;


  • Gives food to 1250 families;


  • Provides clothing for 842 families;
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Visit our office at 702 West Avenue G in Temple during our Client Hours.  Please bring a photo ID, but it is not required.  Proof of Application information is not required.   You should also be a resident of East Bell County.

Each client may receive food and clothing once a month.  A client must also fall within the USDA range of poverty guidelines to be eligible for aid.  

All assistance is free.  As good stewards of the resources God has provided through individuals, churches and organizations, we verify the eligibility and needs of each client using USDA guidelines.  We reserve the right to refuse services and resources to anyone we determine is ineligible.

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Client Hours


  12:30 PM - 3:40 PM  


   8:30 AM - 11:40 AM