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Help us prevent homelessness and feed our community through our food Pantry.

Many families are one paycheck away from experiencing homelessness. It only takes the loss of a job, an injury, prolonged illness, unexpected expenses or a fire, to create an economic downturn for a family barely “getting by.” Most families experiencing these circumstances, within a few months, will go through hunger, experience an eviction or foreclosure and are at risk of being homeless.

Gateway Community Outreach steps in to provide the assistance needed, to prevent homelessness and restore self-sufficiency.

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About us

To safeguard and protect our most vulnerable community members form homelessness, by providing food, housing assistance, referrals and intensive case management to those in need of emergency aid.

What we can do for you


One of the most critical components of our services is the provision of food, either weekly or bi-weekly, to those who are hungry.

Rent/Mortgage Assistance

We offer rental and mortgage assistance to those experiencing an economical crisis in Broward County.


We accept all clothing donations. Donated clothes are distributed through our Broward and Palm Beach County satellite locations.

Water Bill Assistance

If your water has been disconnected or you are a month behind in Broward County we can help.

The Gateway Gala
A Festival of Giving

Date: April 24, 2019
Location: Parkland Golf & Country Club
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00pm

Wine Tasting, Craft Beers & Exotic Spirits
Great Cuisine from Top Local Restaurants
Silent Auction & Raffles
Music, Dancing & Entertainment

All Food and Beverages are included in the price of the ticket

Event Information & Tickets

View Participating Restaurants

1. All That Jazz Restaurant
2. Beach House
3. Benihana
4. Big Mike’s Baking Company
5. Carolina Golf Club
6. Carrabba’s
7. Catering by Natasha
8. Cooper’s Hawk
9. Culinary Arts
10. Curbside Gourmet
11. Dyan’s Country Kitchen
12. Edible Arrangement
13. Juicery RX
14. La Bamba
15. La Paella Chef
16. Little Havana
17. Nothing Bundt Cakes
18. Outback
19. The Keg King
20. The Melting Pot
21. Tijuana Taxi Company
22. Tucker Dukes

More About Gateway Community Outreach

Thanksgiving Special Touch


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Join us in our efforts to prevent homelessness and feed the community

Networking For A Cause Partners

On October 28, 2017, Gateway Community Outreach Founder, President & CEO, Carol Ray was recognized for her efforts in guiding Gateway Community Outreach and serving those in the community who are suffering for over 22 years.

She received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award during the Broward National Recovery Month ceremony. In her acceptance speech she said, “It is an honor to be presented with this Lifetime Achievement Award.” She added that “Share your testimony, Share your recovery and Share your victory. We all are recovering from something.”

Gateway Community Outreach has a special way of reaching out to our neediest clients during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season. For Thanksgiving we give our pre-selected families a turkey, with all the fixings which includes fresh produce, breads, pastries and non perishable items. During our Christmas distribution day , pre-selected families will receive a turkey with all the fixings as well as toys for  their children, gift wrap and tape.

We named our program Special Touch, because we strive to make Holidays bright with “Special Attention” in how we serve our people. On the days of the event we make our giving festive. We desire to have our families receive a “Hands Up” instead of a “Hand Out”. Lots of care and consideration is given in what food items we place in their holiday food baskets and  in their gifts and toys. Each year we really count on our community to help us help others.

It is our hope with companies and individuals such as you, that we will be able to make this a very happy season for our families in need.

You should also know…

Gateway Community Outreach has been providing services in Broward County for over twenty-one years. We have helped over 760,000 individuals.

GCO provides solutions to prevent homelessness, especially to those families with children who are trying to recover from an economic downturn, a job loss, an unexpected emergency, or illness and loss in the family.

Our success utilizes a case management system, consisting of a 90-day plan to connect clients with services and referrals (e.g.) food, bus passes, baby needs, gift cards for clothing, rent/mortgage and water bill assistance.

In addition to food distribution and direct services, GCO collaborates with 80 other agencies that provide a full spectrum of community services to meet additional and long-term needs.

Other partners are local churches in Broward County and one in Palm Beach County which donate space. Six of our sites are located in low-income neighborhoods to allow clients easy access to our services.

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How do you solve the problem?
Become a part of the solution!

Your tax-deductible contributions will have a tangible and meaningful impact in our community. Because Gateway Community Outreach responds to the specific needs of  preventing homelessness, our programs are both efficient and cost-effective. We also keep our administrative costs low so more of your donated dollars reach the families and individuals we serve.

Give a Tax Deductible Gift Save a Family or Individual from homelessness