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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!

Jean Diercks and Rosemary Caster were just 2 of the many volunteers helping at our JUSST back to school program. With the help of our many donors and volunteers we were able to provide our local youth with new clothes, shoes and school supplies.

Thank you!



Feed the Hungry

Thank you to our volunteer, Ray Wable for helping  load our van for the Polk Satellite food distribution. It is held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Polk Fire Station from 6:00 pm until the food is gone.  This is for families needing food in the following townships: Troy, Sullivan, Orange, Jackson and Perry.

We also have a Perrysville Satellite at the Perrysville Community Center on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:00 pm until the food is gone. This is for families needing food and residing in Ashland County and in the Perrysville/Loudonville  school districts.


If you have any questions about these programs, please give us a call.



Simonson Construction has been giving to Associated Charities/Ashland County Food Bank for almost 20 years. Their flatbed truck with pallets of food is a familiar sight each December. Along with the food they provide seniors with Christmas fruit baskets, plus monetary donations for other needs in the county.

Thank you Simonson Employees for giving so much to our community.

Winter Coats for Kids

This is our little friend Ava. Her parents, Chris and Bri had her gather up coats that no longer fit and she stopped in with a donation to other little girls in our county. If you know a child that needs one please have the parents bring them in or if you have one to give - please stop in at our office.

"Anyone who does anything to help a child in this life is a hero to me"

                                  Fred Rogers

Thank you!


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

- John Bunyan

The Ashland County Food Bank has been serving families since 1980. We are proud to be able to offer 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!