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Emergency Assistance Center
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About Emergency Assistance Center
The Emergency Assistance Center’s mission is to provide emergency food assistance, personal hygiene items and clothing to residents in need living in Northern Summit County. We are now serving the following zip codes: 44067 Northfield, Northfield Center, and Sagamore Hills, 44056 Macedonia, 44087 Twinsburg, 44202 Reminderville, 44286 Richfield and Richfield Township, 44264 Peninsula and 44236 Boston Heights & Hudson. Who Do We Help? Most individuals asking for our assistance are dealing with problems that are forcing them to seek outside help for the first time. These problems include job loss, abandonment or death of a supporting family member, and medical expenses, such as prescription costs, not covered by insurance. We want to help anyone who truly needs our assistance, but in order to verify a need really exists, applicants are required to fill out a detailed application before help is provided. We do not charge for assistance, however we do encourage recipients to become involved in our volunteer programs. How Do People Hear About Us? Most people are referred by local churches, schools, and social service organizations such as Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, United Way’s “First Call For Help”, and the Western Reserve Outreach Center. How Do We Help? The Emergency Assistance Center primarily helps by providing nonperishable food items and frozen meats, fresh fruits and fresh vegetables, pizza, baked good and breads (when available.) Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing as well as personal hygiene items are provided. As a member agency of the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank, our clients fill are qualified by filling out a “T-FAP” (Federal and State Funded Food Programs) form. A photo ID and a utility bill with a current address is required. We offer many other services as well We provide meal planning, nutritional information, and suggestions as how to best utilize food supplies We provide special foods to those with specific dietary needs when available We deliver food to those unable to visit our centers (for extreme cases) We provide names of organizations available to help with utility payments, medical assistance and temporary housing We provide Easter Hams and Baskets, “Share the Harvest” Thanksgiving baskets, A Christmas “Adopt-A-Family” program and School supplies for students We provide Community Service Hours and provide encouragement and positive intervention Where Do We Provide Assistance? We assist all Northeast Ohio families from our main distribution center located at 9199 Olde Eight Road Suite C Northfield, Ohio 44067. How Are We Funded? We Are Not Government Funded! We Rely Only On Our Community Support The Emergency Assistance Center is an independent, privately funded, not for profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization. We rely on local churches, schools, organizations, businesses to conduct food drives and local residents, businesses for the necessary financial support to purchase essential non-donated items and to meet our operating expenses.
9199 Olde Eight Road Suite C, Northfield, OH 44067
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