Open Your Heart provided Monticello Help Center with funding for replacing an old three-door refrigerator and upgrading an energy-efficient glass door refrigerator so that, when shopping, the clients can see the product before opening it.

The Monticello Help Center was organized in 1974 by members of several churches in the Monticello community. These concerned citizens recognized that there were needs in the area and set out to meet those needs. It was soon incorporated as Monticello Christian Social Services, Inc. and included food and clothing services for people in need in our community. 

Over the years, the Help Center has developed and grown to meet the changing needs of Monticello residents. Currently, the Help Center operates many programs, providing supplemental food, clothing, and household items. The Help Center offers monthly food shelf visits, vouchers for free clothing and household items at each visit, food delivery for seniors and disabled clients, Thanksgiving baskets, a backpack program in partnership with the Monticello School District, and summer food for children through the Kids Kitchen program.  In addition, the Help Center works in partnership with several area churches to provide an emergency gas voucher program.  

In partnership with area businesses, schools, churches, civic groups, and many caring individuals, the Monticello Help Center strives to eliminate hunger in our community and to provide hope to those they serve.  

Thank you, Monticello Help Center, for everything you do!

“The new cooler is on its way, and we are very excited about its arrival! It will look and function much more efficiently than we currently have. We also purchased additional monitors to track temps from our phones and have a digital footprint to follow. Thank you so much for all you do to help us support area families and their needs!” – Monticello Help Center