Highland Area Christian Service Ministry (HACSM) began as the outreach project of the mission committee of a local church to provide a food pantry for area residents in need. This group operated under the guidance of the Highland Area Ministerial Alliance. As needs increased they moved to a rented 2,000 square foot facility in June, 1999. As the need for services continued to grow, on September 2, 2008, with the help of a grant from Madison County Community Development and assistance from the City of Highland, local businesses, civic groups and generous individuals they moved to a new 4,500 square foot building located at 900 Chestnut Street in Highland. Highland Area Christian Service Ministry... Coordinates with area churches, civic organizations, businesses and government agencies. Respects privacy and upholds confidentially Is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation Does not discriminate on basis of gender, race, or religion Is overseen by a Board of Directors that meets monthly.