The Central Food Ministry, Inc. was established in 1994 through the joint effort of a group of Lowell businessmen and The Lutheran Church of The Savior (LCS). LCS is an established Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregation in Bedford, Massachusetts.
Members of LCS were searching for a hands-on social ministry opportunity. They became aware of a pantry in Lowell on the verge of closing. Together with several local businessmen; a new non-profit corporation was formed under the name of Central Food Ministry, Inc. (CFM).
The charter of CFM is to provide food, clothing, and hope to the economically distressed in Lowell and surrounding communities in Middlesex county.