The Food Bank is available to persons in need from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Income eligible customers may receive an emergency food box containing a five-day supply of food. The nonperishable food items are collected locally through food drives from churches, Boy Scouts, the National Guard, schools, and local businesses. Money generated from the clothing bank is sometimes used to replenish the pantry or to purchase perishable items. Income guidelines are generally followed, but they may be waived in extreme circumstances such as layoff, injury, or unexpected expense. Call (937) 548-8143 to make an appointment.
Shared Harvest Commodities are distributed monthly to those that qualify to help stabilize and supplement their food allowances in order to have enough food to last throughout the month.
Emergency Homeless Shelter
The Homeless Shelter houses persons left homeless due to fire, eviction, or other unfortunate circumstances. The maximum stay for an individual is 14 days, and 30 days for families. Greenville residents should contact the Greenville Police Department at (937) 548-1103. Darke County residents should contact the Darke County Sheriff’s Department at (937) 548-3399. Residents must pass a criminal record screening. This program provides a temporary living situation and requires residents to look for a permanent solution to their housing problems.
Homeless Prevention is assistance (emergency rent, mortgage and utility payments) designed to prevent eviction, foreclosure, or utility shut off. Homeless Prevention is to assure that the assistance is necessary to avoid eviction and there are reasonable expectations that the household will be able to resume payments following assistance. There if follow up to ascertain that assistance kept them from eviction. -Must meet income guidelines.
Housing Placement is assistance (first month’s rent, security deposits)designed to help homeless persons establish permanent housing. The priority is placed on those families residing in Emergency Shelters. This program is targeted into getting persons into permanent housing. Must meet income guidelines.
Limited funds are available to assist transient and local persons in need. Funds are used for gas money for travelers, unexpected expenses for families, and other items to help people help themselves. Darke County does not service Salvation Army stores; therefore, we do not have a pick-up service for clothes or other items.
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