Community of Caring is an international organization headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA. Since 1980 we have provided food, clothing, shelter, and other basic necessities for people in Erie and throughout the world.
Community of Caring (COC) has been serving Erie since 1980, meeting basic human needs and sharing love and hope.
Mother Mary Beth Kennedy and her husband, the late Rev. Charles Kennedy, Sr., saw people in need all around them. They believed that God calls us to respond to those needs with compassion. What started with a few bags of groceries and an occasional holiday dinner grew dramatically. As the needs grew, so did COC.