Your Donation Makes A Difference In The Lives Of Those In Need

Your donation makes a difference in the lives of those in need.

Whether you donate food, goods or make a monetary donation, it all matters. Please donate today. It’s easy. You can donate via mail, online or stop by and say hi!

 


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DONATE GOODS
Below are items on our “wish list”:
Canned fruit
Canned meats including tuna, chicken, roast beef, turkey
Spaghettios, ravioli
Peanut butter and jelly
Chili – ready to serve
Stew – ready to serve
Macaroni and cheese
Spaghetti sauce
Hearty soups
Dinner “helpers” such as rice sides, pasta sides, Hamburger Helper, etc.
Paper products (i.e., toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex, etc.)

Donations can be dropped off at the CRS office during regular business hours, or by appointment.

If you or your organization would like to host a food drive please contact the CRS Office at 933-5639.


Filling The Gap

In response to increasing demands on the food pantry, CRS became a member agency of the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio in 2008. Founded in 1982, Second Harvest is the largest regional hunger-relief organization, with a network of more than 110 member agencies serving Crawford, Erie, Huron and Lorain Counties. Second Harvest secures and distributes nearly 5.5 million pounds of donated food and grocery products annually; and supports approximately 155 programs, including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs and a Kids Café.

CRS also serves as a Salvation Army Service Unit, which enables the agency to provide additional assistance for those in need in the form of direct aid. As part of this affiliation, CRS provides volunteers for the annual holiday Kettle Collection program, and distributes a portion of the money collected.

Our Impact

Full-Time Staff
1
Part-Time Staff
4
Volunteers
200
Clients Received Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
176
We Helped Prevent Utility Disconnections
218
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Of Food Distributed
101000
lbs
We Helped With Auto Repairs And Fuel Cards
218
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Senior Citizens Utilized Our Services 3,067x
155
Kids Received Gifts, Pajamas, Coats & Boots For Christmas
284
Kids Were Given School Supplies
225
We Made A Difference For The Residents Of Our Community
8893
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What People Say About Us

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You never think when you you’re old you’ll be in the predicament to ask for help. After working all your life, sometimes that just isn’t enough.
Thanks to CRS I don’t have to worry about my family going hungry. That’s never a factor.
Thank you for helping me with my health problems, my financial problems, and at times, just when I was at a loss for what I was going to do!

Give a Hand To Help Our Community

Our volunteer opportunities include answering phones, packing groceries, organizing our food pantry or assisting with special events and community outreach.