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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!

Our Mission

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.

Our History

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.

Financial Information

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.

 Annual Report 2016
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.

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Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)  mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)  fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.