They're worried about the impact of covid-19.
Family resource centres are facing big increases in demand for food parcels.
69 per cent of centres polled by a representative group named it as a major area of concern.
Most of those polled say overall demand has gone up by more than a quarter.
Six of Ireland's 121 family resource centres are in the midlands - Cara Phort and Monsignor McCarthy in Westmeath, in Portlaoise and Mountmellick in Laois, and Arden View and Clara in Offaly.
Claire Cashman, chair of the Family Resource Centre National Forum, says the impact of covid-19 a big worry: