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"!
"Caring and Sharing"
Thank you Ashland High School students and staff! Every day this week there was a different theme and donation (pasta day - taxable day - canned goods day - paper products day and the final anything goes day). Bob Quackenbush and Rosemarie Donley just unloaded the first truck on the final day. What a week it has been. The youth in our community are the best!
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!