Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo is serving the community, regardless of individuals’ faith or background. They serve the poor, advocate for the neglected and forgotten, respect and promote life from beginning to end, and nurture and support individuals and families.
To continue to provide these services and help those in need, Catholic Charities needs your help this Richland Gives.
Since its establishment in 1914, Catholic Charities has provided a beacon of hope to the poor and underserved in communities that are part of the Diocese of Toledo. The Richland County office opened in 1942.
What began as a small agency whose focus was to care for dependent and neglected children has grown to cover a 19-county area and serves a broader population of those in need.
Presently, Catholic Charities provides services to over 40,000 individuals of all faiths in the Diocese of Toledo each year. Its programs are designed to reduce dependency, promote self-sufficiency, and address the root causes of poverty.
Among the programs currently offered by the Mansfield Catholic Charities office are the HOPE Pantry, Adult Advocacy Services and 3E Program and Community Emergency Services. These services help with areas including financial literacy, rent/mortgage assistance, medical bill and prescription assistance, and Disaster Relief Services.
Living up to its name, the HOPE Food Pantry in Mansfield is a client-choice food pantry that serves hundreds of people a week. Clients are able to choose which food options work best for them and their households in a grocery store setting. This ensures that the people who come to the pantry are served with the utmost dignity and respect.
To date in 2019, the HOPE Pantry has provided 16,816 people (6,835 households) with 151,344 meals. All funds raised this year for Richland Gives will be used for HOPE Pantry services.
Help provide food for those in need today by donating to Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo today.