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Summer Food Service Program

April 22, 2020

Family & Community Services, Inc. will participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) from June 8th, 2020 to August 7th, 2020. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in…

COVID-19: Go Forth, Do Good

April 15, 2020

At Family & Community Services Inc., our responsibility is to maintain a culture of service and perseverance through life’s ups and downs and to continue our mission: to strengthen, empower and enrich the lives of individuals and families through a broad continuum of services. The COVID-19 pandemic is a current health crisis that impacts our…

Portage County FCS Resource Guide

March 16, 2020

At the Family and Community Services Inc, we continue to monitor the development and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to continue to keep the community up to date on program updates and changes without overwhelming you with too much superfluous information. F&CS provides services such as food, shelter, transportation, and counseling services. These…

Holiday Distribution 2019

February 19, 2020

Center of Hope and Kent Social Services’ Thanksgiving and Christmas  Food Drive and Distribution  Ravenna, OH – Many of our neighbors struggle to meet their basic needs and are unfortunately, facing hunger on a daily basis. Of the almost 500,000 food pantry recipients that Kent Social Services and Center of Hope serve each month, almost 50%…

GivingTuesday: A Global Generosity Movement

GivingTuesday: A Global Generosity Movement

December 3, 2019

For most of us, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the “official” start of the holiday shopping season. Did you know that the end of November also marks the official start to the GIVING season? This year on Tuesday December 3rd, celebrate GivingTuesday by supporting your local nonprofits like Family & Community Services, Inc. For…

Big Brothers Big Sisters 2019 Jingle Bell Calendar Raffle

Big Brothers Big Sisters 2019 Jingle Bell Calendar Raffle

November 15, 2019

Ravenna, Ohio – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Portage County, a program of Family & Community Services, is proud to present their 2019 Jingle Bell Calendar Raffle. Tickets are $10 each and must be purchased by November 26th. They will be good for the entire month of December. Each day in December, 1st – 30th,…

This November Make a Stand with HESS to End Homelessness

This November Make a Stand with HESS to End Homelessness

November 8, 2019

Every person deserves to live without worrying whether they’ll have food on their plate or a roof over their head. But instead, far too many people are forced to make hard choices between paying for food, housing, and other critical expenses. Housing and Emergency Support Services (HESS) is one of the oldest social service programs…

Center of Hope and Kent Social Services’ Holiday Food Drive

Center of Hope and Kent Social Services’ Holiday Food Drive

November 6, 2019

Many of our neighbors struggle to meet their basic needs and are unfortunately, facing hunger on a daily basis. Of the almost 500,000 food pantry recipients that Kent Social Services and Center of Hope serve each month, almost 50% are children. This holiday season with your support, Center of Hope and Kent Social Services is…

Ravenna Wins Annual Hunger Challenge

May 8, 2019

Ravenna community members have won last month’s Hunger Challenge to raise funds for Kent Social Services in Kent and the Center of Hope in Ravenna. Kent Social Services received $17,485.00, while Ravenna community members were able to raise $20,138.58. Together, Kent and Ravenna community members raised an impressive $37,623.58 for Kent Social Services and Center…

Letter Carriers’ Food Drive

Letter Carriers’ Food Drive

May 1, 2019

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold their 27th Annual Food Drive. Kent community members are encouraged to leave non-perishable food donations out near their mailbox for letter carriers to pick up and distribute to local food pantries, including Kent Social Services, Streetsboro Pantry, and the Brimfield Cupboard. Cub…