Our mission is to ease stress, reduce hunger and improve the quality of life for our neighbors in need. The Falmouth Service Center (FSC) works to increase self-sufficiency by helping to build networks among clients, neighbors and agencies.


Important Falmouth Service Center News

Government Shutdown - Asssistance for Those Affected on the Upper Cape

Have you or your family been affected by the government shutdown? We will, for the duration of this crisis, be providing food for any individual or household that may be civilian and working for federal entities on the Upper Cape. 

Additionally, at this time, if a family or individual impacted by the federal furlough is having difficulty with a financial matter and requests financial assistance, FSC is waiving the Financial Assistance Class and the Falmouth only requirement.  This would be for residents of Bourne, Sandwich, Mashpee and Joint Base Cape Cod.  This is a direct result of the federal shutdown and this change in policy will only be for the period of the crisis. Click here for more information or call us at 508-548-2794.

As always, FSC is available for food for all active duty military and veterans regardless of where they reside.

Do you wish to help?  You can donate your  favorite food item as demand for food has increased or you can make a financial contribution that will be used to help with the critical needs as they become apparent.  Thank you!

Career Opportunity

We are seeking a Full time Manager for our Hand in hand Thrift Shop; an experienced retail manager who excels in merchandising, customer and donor relations, and has proven leadership skills to join our management team and cadre of volunteers. Click here for more information...

Fuel Assistance Program

We are now making appointments for the Fuel Assistance Program.  This heating assistance program runs from November 1, 2018- April 30, 2019.  To learn more, click here.  Call us at 508-548-2794 to make an appointment. 

Hand in hand Thrift Shop 

Hand in hand fall clothes

 Every day, you can find something new at our Hand in hand Thrift Shop! Be sure to put us on your 'to do' list as there are bargains to be had and treasures to be found!

We are now once again accepting donations Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 We are located at 141 Sandwich Road in East Falmouth and Hand in hand has its own Facebook page where we post frequent updates and special sales. Be sure to "like" our page!

Remember every purchase that you make supports FSC and our mission. 

Volunteers Needed! 

Do you already shop at our new thrift shop?  Are you looking for a new volunteer opportunity?  Consider joining our team of volunteers at Hand in hand.  We currently are in need of volunteers to help with processing of donations and individuals who are available on Fridays and Saturdays. Fill out an application here!  


Would you like to donate to the Falmouth Service Center or our new Hand in hand Thrift Shop? Are you wondering where to bring your donation or what we accept?  If you have food, toiletries, or diapers, you can donate that directly to the Falmouth Service Center location at 611 Gifford Street.  

For all other donations, (click here for a complete list), we are accepting donations from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. only Monday through Saturday at our new thrift shop location on 141 Sandwich Road in East Falmouth.  

We are processing all donations here for both our thrift shop and our free clothing room at FSC in our new location.  Thank you in advance for your donations!

WE CAN Women's Empowerment through Cape Area Networking

Are you aware of the incredible services available here in Falmouth on a monthly basis through our partnership with WE CAN?  WE CAN offers appointments for legal consults, financial empowerment and work support once a month in our FSC offices.  If you would like more information or would like to make an appointment for one of these free consults, please click here.

Falmouth Eats Together 

Our next Falmouth Eats Together Community Meal will be held on January 17th at John Wesley United Methodist Church located on Gifford Street in Falmouth. For a full schedule of the meals, click here.  To see photos of past meals, check our Facebook pageAs always, the meals are free and are held from 4 - 6 p.m.


We’re Here to Help

There are people in Falmouth who cannot always afford to buy food, or to heat their home during the winter. There are people who live for days or weeks at a time with no electricity because they've fallen behind on their bills.

  • The cafeteria worker at your child's school who is a single parent
  • The checkers and baggers at your local grocery and retail store
  • The teacher assistant in your child's day care center
  • Your neighbor down the street who has been laid off and is having trouble meeting his/her mortgage payment
  • The elderly woman/man on a fixed income who lives across the street
  • Your next door neighbor whose husband left her with three small children
  • The families who have chronically ill children or are themselves struggling with incapacitating illness
  • The man or woman who drives your child's school bus

You or someone you love may have the need for assistance within the year. You can never know what will happen, but it's good to know we're here to help.


With over 600 volunteers, the campus is truly a place
where Falmouth residents can be of service, and in turn,
can come if they are in need of service.