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Just one person donating time or essential items can make the difference between crisis and stability, illness and health, or loneliness and support.

Just one person can be a light in someone’s life and a hero during a difficult time of transition.





Will that person be you?

We need you in Ashland County! Help Associated Charities by volunteering or donating clothes, cash, and food.

Associated Charities is supported by people like you who want to enrich lives and experience the rewards of supporting the local community.

How Your Support Makes a Difference in Ashland, Today:

We Love Our Volunteers!

Jane Kiplinger is our resident artist. Not only does she volunteer at the Ashland County Food Bank, she also helps at all of our "special programs". She is the artist behind all of the "Kids Fest" signs and props. Her and her daughter, Teresa are the creative force behind the fabulous face painting. Check them out, July 14th at our 7th annual "Kids Fest"!

Thank you!



Feed the Hungry


We are so proud of the Ashland County Food Bank. Through the generosity of our local churches, individuals and companies we are able to provide: meat, eggs, milk, cheese, bread, cereal, vegetables, fruit, potatoes and much more. We also carry taxable items like toilet paper, laundry soap, bath soap, feminine products, toothpaste, etc.

Thanks again to our caring donors that help us  help others.


Perrysville Satellite

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.

"Kids Fest"

Our  7th annual "Kids Fest" is just around the corner, July 14th! What started 7 years ago on South Street as a way to give back to the community and to maybe make a few bucks has grown to be our largest money maker for our JUSST - back to school program (jeans, undies, socks, shoes, tshirts).  The 1st year we purchased all the hotdogs and drinks, but while enjoying a hotdog with his family a local man overheard us and wrote a check to cover all the dogs. Since then Good Shepherd has been kind enough to donate all the hotdogs and buns. Thanks to our generous community - almost all expenses for the "Kids Fest" are donated!!

Thank you!


“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you."

- John Bunyan

Your generous donation of $20 to our Kid's Closet will help provide a new outfit to one of our Ashland County students. You can make a difference - one child at a time.