Get out of a crisis situation

And back on your feet

A cooperative ministry of the greater Gastonia faith community

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CAM accepts applications begining Monday at 9:00am until Thursday at 2:oo pm. If the application is not available during these hours, we have reached our maximum number of applicants, so please check back at a later time. please call our office with any questions.    



our building is currently closed, but we are still providing assistance. to apply for assistance use the get help button located below.  All interviews are currently being conducted via telephone.

You must live in the greater Gastonia area to be eligible for assistance. Here you can find the fastest and easiest way to get help.

We accept both food and monetary donations to be able to help those in our community during their time of crisis. Can you help?

CAM is driven and operates mainly with our dedicated volunteers. They truly are the heart of CAM. Are you looking for a way to give back?

located at:

805 W. Airline Ave

Gastonia, NC



Dedicated to Serving Our Neighbors

Faith in Action

Utility Assistance

We can help with electric, water or natural gas bills that are past due. Utility deposits are also considered in some situations.

Rent & Mortgage

Payments must be past due with a written late notice from the landlord, however, court eviction is not required. First month’s rent assistance is available; CAM does not pay rent deposits.

Food Assistance

This can be received from our on-site food pantry. The frequency ranges from once per 30-90 days depending on the client situation and our current food supply.


The food pantry at Crisis Assistance Ministry is always in need of food. Serving approximately 250 families a month, creates a new need every day.

We also rely on your donations to provide monetary supports to those needing crisis assistance.


In 2022-2023 our volunteers gave 4,528 hours of their time to Crisis Assistance Ministry. We need volunteers in many different capacities to be able to serve our neighbors in need.  Are you looking for a way to give back?

2022-2023 Impact

Families Helped

Food Orders

$$ in Client Assistance


High school pantry feeds teens and their families

High school pantry feeds teens and their families

A student-led food pantry started last year has quickly grown into four Gaston County schools and counting. The student-led Share A Meal pantry program aims to supply teenagers with high-protein foods to take home for as long as they need with little questions asked....

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