Welcome to Associated Charities. We’re so glad you’re here!

Associated Charities Ashland OhioOur mission is to provide short-term emergency financial assistance to the people in Ashland County in the way of utilities, shelter, medication, and pre-approved doctor and dental visits. We’re also pleased to serve as the clearing house for the Ashland County Food Bank, allowing us to assist with financial help as well as food.

We receive 56% of our funding from United Way funds. The other remaining dollars come from area churches, organizations, and generous individuals working together to make our community a stronger place.

In 2010, Associated Charities celebrated 100 years of service to the residents of Ashland County. With continued support from our caring community, we plan to keep making history–one life at a time.

Learn more about how we can help you or how YOU can help others:


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Meet the Associated Charities Board Members 


Howard Walters

Stephen Knowlton

Teri Yoder

Brett Mesenburg

Miranda Brown

Christine Box


Vice President


Immediate Past President


Executive Director


Additional Members:


Jennifer Barlow


Joe Reep

John Barnes

Pastor Jeff Coggins

Greg Emmons

Matt Laughlin


Tyler Smith

Kim Tanner

Teri Williams 





The Ashland County Food Bank has been serving families since 1980. We are proud to be able to offer a variety of items including: milk, eggs, cheese, sandwich meat, ground beef, sausage, chicken, roasts plus canned and boxed groceries. We also keep a supply of taxable items not available with food stamps (toilet paper, toothpaste, soaps and personal items).
Donations for the Food Bank are always welcome. They can be dropped off at our delivery door or you can make a donation through our donate button. We want to thank our many caring donors that make this all possible - Thank you!