Locally founded.

Locally funded.

Locally focused.
"Everyone deserves

to be treated with respect."

We provide food

clothing, financial aid,

and household goods.
We serve approx. 280 families

per week in our food pantry.

Our volunteers are the backbone of the Foundation

What we have to offer families in need is a direct result of the generosity of our community.


Since 1989, The Father Fred Foundation has been providing food, clothing, household goods, and financial assistance to those with less within our five-county community. In the words of Father Fred himself, we are here to listen, care, share, and above all, provide hope for those who find themselves in difficult times. Our goal is to ensure that no one in our community falls through the cracks - and we do all this without accepting any state or federal aid. To read more about The Father Fred Foundation, go to Who We Are.

News & Events

  • Blessings in a Backpack... Hunger does not take a break on weekends. "Blessings in a Backpack" program at Father Fred strives to feed local students at risk of going hungry on weekends.

    We are already planning for next school year...want to help? Click on "Blessings" for more info.
  • Ride for Father Fred... THANK YOU to the awesome participants and the many volunteers!! NEXT year is the 25th anniversary... so plan on being part of the ride June 2017.

  • Special hours... Please note Father Fred guest services will be closed from Friday July 1, 2pm until Tuesday July 12, 10am. The backbone of our services are thanks to our dedicated volunteers, many of whom volunteer at the Cherry Festival.