The Central Brevard Sharing Center provides emergency assistance and guidance to those in our community who are struggling to obtain life’s most basic needs.
Be the best provider of basic needs services to clients in Brevard County by improving and expanding programs and facilities through a strong, financially independent organization.
Our Core Values
Clients First *Respect for Individuals *Pursuit of Excellence * Good Stewards of Resources * Dedicated to the Community
We have been a non profit 501(c)3 since 1978, providing emergency basic needs assistance to Central Brevard residents.
Founded by civic minded individuals who saw a need not being met in the community. The Sharing Center was initially staffed with volunteer help. We had a modest budget and served 30 people per month.
The Community Kitchen and Thrift Shop programs were opened in 1985. Originally the food served through our kitchen came from local churches but due to the increased need we now have staff on hand to prepare the daily meal.
In 1989 the Sharing Center moved to its Cocoa location. As the needs in the community grew the Sharing Center has expanded to meet many of the needs by adding a second location in Merritt Island.