Madisonville Education and Assistance Center

MEAC provides vital assistance to people who reside in Madisonville (45227 zip code) and surrounding communities (45226, 45208, 45209 zip codes). Through the support of our sponsors, donors and volunteers, MEAC offers a variety of programs focused on families and individuals within our service area.

MEAC has numerous programming set up to meet the needs of its clients. MEAC’s Programs are:
Basic Material Needs: Choice Food Pantry, Household Items, Clothing, Community Meals
Financial Assistance: Rent, Utilities, Birth Certificates, Bus Tickets
Education: Money Talk$ Financial Program, Early and Adult Literacy Programs, Getting Ahead self-sufficiency Program
Connections: Application Assistance for Public Benefits (through Ohio Benefit Bank), Referrals
Holiday Programs: Thanksgiving Baskets, Happy Holiday Shop, Santa’s Secret Workshop, Holiday Parties

MEAC’s Mission is to offer help and hope to our neighbors in crisis by meeting their basic needs and providing education that enables them to navigate their way out of poverty.

Through the generosity of our donors and volunteers in 2013, MEAC was able to provide:
3,495 families (almost 7,200 people) with food from our Choice Food Pantry
3,263 people (1,222 children) warm, home-cooked dinners through our Monday Night Community Dinner meal program
2,863 people with clothing and household items from our MEAC Boutique
328 families with a Thanksgiving meal
190 individual with financial assistance
85 children with early literacy education

Every year, MEAC has been able to reach more families through new and growing programs. In 2014, MEAC, in partnership with The Literacy Network, launched a new Basic Reading Program for adults. These specialized classes teach basic reading skills free of charge to people with profound reading difficulties.

MEAC would love for you to be a part of the work that they are doing! You may get involved by donating, volunteering and staying connected. If you are interested in helping or would like more information, please contact Sarah Putman at or 871-1345.

Carolyn Moseley

Posted in Community Highlight.