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January/February 2016 Newsletter – Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies


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OACAA Newsletter - January/February 2016

Network News

Stuff-A-Bus collects 8,000 pounds of food
The Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Agency Choice Food Pantry will receive a total of 8,091 pounds of non-perishable food items that were collected during the annual Stuff-A-Bus event – read more.

Senior living complex right on target
In about a year, there should be a new independent senior living community in the eastern end of the county. That's when Proctor's Landing, a 56-unit independent senior living community, is expected to open.

"Everything was approved," said Ralph Kline, assistant executive director of Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Organization. "We are finalizing all the plans for submission of the state building permits. We are looking at closing in the month of March." – read more.

Walmart grant will expand HAPCAP food storage space
Local WalMart representatives presented a $30,000 grant on Wednesday, Jan. 13, to Hocking, Athens, Perry Community Action in support of the agency's efforts to fight hunger in Southeastern Ohio. According to a press release, the grant will help HAPCAP expand its food bank's freezer and cooler space in order to provide more nutritious fresh and frozen foods – read more.

Association Updates

Winter Legislative Conference Survey
Did you attend #OH2016WLC? If so, what did you think? See newsletter for link to survey.

#OH16WLC Photos!
Check out our photos from the 2016 Winter Legislative Conference on Flickr!

Success Story

Ashtabula County Community Action provides homes for the holidays
The holidays are often thought of as a time of joy and abundance, but for some families, all they wish for is a roof over their heads and food on the table. At times, families find themselves in unfortunate situations which cause them to become homeless. Two such families came to the door of Ashtabula County Community Action – read more.

Community Action in Ohio Blog – Latest Postings

The Community Action in Ohio blog shares some of the ways in which Ohio's CAAs have helped people in their community.

House Bill 394

Save the Date

OACAA Annual Summer Conference 2016 (#OH16ASC)
July 13-15 in Huron, OH

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