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Eagle Scout Gives Back

April 28, 2023

From April 10th to May 7th, Matthew Banko will be running a food drive benefitting Family & Community Services’ Food Programs as his Eagle Scout Service Project. This project, which…

DV Shelters Launching New Volunteer Training

April 20, 2023

This summer, F&CS’s domestic violence shelters Someplace Safe and Safer Futures are launching an exciting new volunteer opportunity to support survivors of domestic violence.

Hunger Challenge 2023

March 29, 2023

The Hunger Challenge is a friendly competition between the cities of Kent and Ravenna to collect food and monetary donations for the Center of Hope and Kent Social Services. Held every year, it typically raises around $30,000 and 16,000 food items from the local community throughout the month of April. Donations are used to help the centers continue supporting food insecure families and also to raise awareness about hunger in Portage County.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Expands Its Impact to PA

March 15, 2023

Our Big Brothers Big Sisters program has grown yet again by expanding into Mercer County, PA. The expansion, which became effective on January 1, 2023, brings mentoring services to a county where Big Brothers Big Sisters has never been available before, allowing the program to reach more underserved youth throughout Western PA.

Freedom House Renovations

February 28, 2023

Although Freedom House has been a refuge to hundreds of veterans over the years, it had one caveat – it could only serve men. Recent renovations will soon allow Freedom House to serve a growing population of female veterans experiencing homelessness and offer programming that targets their specific needs.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…