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You Make a Difference



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!

Linda, Carol and Joyce are just 3 of the many volunteers that help at our Kids Fest each year. We are so grateful to them for making everything we do possible.

Thank you!



Feed the Hungry

What a group of kids we have here!! The Lighthouse Friends Youth Group from Christ Community Evangelical Free Church had a cereal drive and brought in a flatbed full of cereal! What an amazing group of young ones that are thinking of others. Their donation will go a long way in helping feed families in Ashland County.

Thank you!



Our local churches are the backbone of the Ashland County Food Bank. The Food Bank was started at Emmanuel United Methodist Church and in 2014 the Food Bank and Associated Charities merged into one organization. There are currently 28 local churches that support and make regular donations to the Food Bank.

Thank you!

Kids Closet Comments

School liaison came in for shoes: one child's shoes were held together with duck tape; one was wearing boots, he had no shoes; one little one had shoes so torn up that they fell off his feet at school.

A little girl came in wearing someone else's coat that was 2 -3 sizes too big. We got her a new coat, hat and gloves - HER SIZE! We got a big smile!! Although it was a warmer day, she would not take that coat off!

"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 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!