This is our favorite "elf" volunteer, Sarah Koehler dressed up for the Christmas program. We are so blessed to have volunteers like Sarah be a part of our family.
We are so proud of the Ashland County Food Bank. We offer not only canned goods but fresh milk, eggs, cheese, butter along with frozen hamburger, sausage, chicken, roast and even lamb at fair time. We also have taxable items that are not available with food stamps (toilet paper, laundry soap, dish soap, bath soap, etc.). The thanks for all of this goes to our many faithful donors - YOU make all of this possible.
In 2011 the Ashland County Food Bank Board saw a need to reach out into our county with a “mobile” food pantry. The first area targeted was the Perrysville area. So in July of 2011 the first of 2 satellites was started. The Perrysville Food Satellite is held on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 6 pm until the food is gone at the Perrysville Community Center (First Street). This satellite is for Ashland County residents residing in the Perrysville/Loudonville school districts. It averages 30 families per month.
Our "Kids Clothes Closet" was busy last year. We were able to provide the children of our county with the following: 427 jeans, 504 tops, 1,286 underwear, 1,011 socks, 306 shoes, and 336 winter coats along with hats, gloves sleepwear, shorts, etc. We are so grateful to everyone that donated or helped with our annual "Festival" to be able to offer these clothes to our county youth. If you see a coat or a pair of jeans on sale when you are shopping, please consider a donation to our Kids Closet. Our winter coat supply is getting low, and we will need to get our inventory back up for next winter!