Welcome to AGAPE
AGAPE is a non-profit 501(c) 3 that serves more than 3,000 families in Warren County with a variety of programs. Our primary service is providing food to individuals and families who are facing food insecurity. Many of our clients do not know where their next meal is coming from and face the harsh reality of not being able to provide enough food for their children. Secondary programs include clothing, household items, emergency financial aid and a number of other services to help support income eligible residents. The agency is funded through a combination of private donations, public grants and proceeds from AGAPE Thrift that is supported by the community with donations. The thrift shop is open to the public and everyone is welcome to stop by and shop!
The mission of AGAPE is to provide emergency relief to the hungry, hurting and homeless of Warren County and to follow-up with referrals to outside agencies that can help them reach financial self-sufficiency.
AGAPE was founded in July 1996 by a group of concerned people representing area churches, businesses and community groups. These people wanted to create a central place where Warren County residents living at or below the poverty level could come for aid. Over the last several years we have fed more than 45,000 people with nearly 500,000 pounds of food and disbursed more than $225,000 in direct aid. Currently we are providing food and clothing to about 1,200 people every month. Approximately 15 percent of our clients are elderly and 50 percent are children.
Our Board Members
Executive Director – Michelle Bernth
President – Carrie Bolm
Vice-President – Dr. Kevin Biermann
Secretary – Alouise Marschel
Treasurer – Franci Schwartz
Lauren Lynn Hopkins
Dr. Jill Schowe
AGAPE is committed to financial transparency with our donors and the general public. Please click below to view our most recent annual report and IRS 990.
AGAPE has an outside audit performed annually. To request a copy of our audit report, please email Randa Taylor.
AGAPE is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity.