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As Prince of Peace Center, an affiliate of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Erie, we are witnesses and servants of Jesus Christ. Consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church, we provide support for the economic, emotional, and spiritual needs of those needing a helping hand to build self-sufficiency.

Committed to the sacredness of human life and the betterment of society, we affirm the dignity of those in need by responding with compassion to their basic human needs through advocacy, education, and empowerment.

Our services are committed to strengthening families, building community, and reducing poverty among people of all ages, faiths, races, and backgrounds.

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Giving Week Progress:


  Programs Supported by Your Donations  

Prince of Peace Center operates a twice-weekly soup kitchen available to our neighbors seeking a hot, nutritious meal. The free meals are prepared by volunteers and served take-out style to our community each Monday and Wednesday. We served more than 17,300 meals in 2023 and so far in 2024, we have provided over 5,000 meals.

Once a month the Prince of Peace Center conducts a food pantry distribution where those facing food insecurity can choose a variety of shelf-stable food items, frozen meats, refrigerated dairy products, and fresh produce. The food pantry affords each recipient the opportunity to choose the food items they’ll enjoy. The Center also provides emergency food assistance daily to those finding themselves in crisis and without this basic need. Through our food pantry distributions, we are serving an average of 372 individuals each month and anticipate the number to continue to grow. Food prices, among so many other expenses, remain high and the already strained budget cannot stretch any further. More and more of our neighbors are turning to Prince of Peace for assistance. Financial support for our food programs will enable the Center to source the nutritious foods our neighbors in need rely upon

  Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help  

More and more people are seeking food assistance from the Prince of Peace Center because, simply put, they cannot afford the high cost of groceries. Pandemic era benefits have been eliminated, job wages remain stagnant yet the cost of groceries and other goods continue to be at an all-time high. Our neighbors are struggling even harder to make ends meet. Additional funding is necessary in order for the Prince of Peace Center to continue to support the steady increase in need we have seen over the past several years.

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