FEDERAL government funding has been cut to the Uniting Care Pivot Point Community Centre in Batemans Bay.
The centre has delivered emergency relief to the area for 25 years but will close on Tuesday, June 30.
Local low-income families will no longer be able to access emergency assistance from the organisation for groceries, petrol for emergency appointments, chemist’s prescriptions or large power bills.
Pivot Point is managed solely by volunteers for the benefit of the most disadvantaged in the community.
The service assisted approximately 140 families each month.
Other local agencies’ funds have also been reduced, eliminated or redirected to financial counselling services and are struggling to meet the demands of the local community.
Volunteers are fearful vulnerable people will be forced to go hungry or remain in undesirable situations where they may be subject to abuse.
"Pivot Point was one of the few places of last resort in this area for members of our local community who fall through the cracks of the Social Security system," a spokesman said.
More information will be available as it comes to hand.