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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services

Mission: We are a non-profit agency serving the economically disadvantaged, and assisting other non-profits with products and supplies that help fulfill their mission to the hurting.

Geographic areas served: Greater Shelby County

Programs: 1. The economically disadvantaged receive Bags of Hope through our full service, FREE Grocery Store (food pantry). There is never a cost or charge to those in need. 2. The Non-Profit Agency Store is open to other non-profits providing products, goods and supplies to help fulfill their mission to the hurting.

Community Stories

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Agape has served the Shelby County community for many years. They have taken on this honorable caring role with a lot of love for the varied people living and moving through our area. Fortunately their caring spirits, inner drive and God's blessings have kept them going even in the many challenging times they have faced and overcome. I do not think people are aware of the often challenges they face and keep going because they care. Our community is greatly blessed and appreciative of their great efforts, kindness and wonderful people caring skills. They make you feel welcomed, like a member of their family when you visit.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Agape is a wonderful help to lots of people that really need it. This is a great service with times the way they are. People and families are having a hard time making ends meet. It warms my heart to know that there are lots of children in Shelby County that are Not going hungry because of Agape!!!!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Agape is a generous nonprofit that serves Shelby Cty and surrounding areas by helping those in need. The people are always such a blessing to me and others.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Agape's has been a big help to me and my family and the volunteers there are always friendly and are always willing to lend a hand, without this place there are times I don't know what we would have done, thank you.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Agape for a little over a year now, and have also been on the receiving end of their benefits. The volunteers/staff are WONDERFUL people with exceptional personalities and people skills. Agape has truly shown others what this type of program should be all about.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The good folks at Agape Distribution are about serving others. They have helped my family many times, and have given me the opportunity to help others in return. This is a unique group of people, and a unique non-profit group!

Carmen6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Im currently interning with Agape Distribution. This is my second internship and I just can't believe how much I am learning. Agape touches the lives of such a wide range of people. The work they do is helping huge amounts of people each and everyday. Baskets and Baskets of food flow out the door every day. Its truely amazing to see. In addition, to providing food assistance to so many people, the staff are truely amazing people to be around. They have heart for what they do and it is seen in their dedication to the people that walk through their door. The staff appear tireless, dispite the burden of an endless work load serving the community in Shelby County. I am honored and inspired each hour that I spend at Agape.

Cindy41

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered and work at agape for the last 15 years. It is a privilege and an honor to know i can make a difference in someones life. I really enjoy the smiles and the laughter from which i receive everyday. I am truly grateful to work at agape where we can make a difference in someone's life

Carol N G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For the past 12 years, I have greeted and processed people who wish to shop at the Agape Distribution Food Pantry. The food pantry has grown over the 12 years I have volunteered here. Many people appreciate that we have food available to them during these hard economic times. Our food pantry is comprised of: 3,120 registered families, 5,300 registered adults, 1,025 registered seniors, and 9,954 registered children. The number of food orders available to families as of this date (Oct. 17, 2012) is 13,821, representing a 9% increase over last year. This number of food orders represents over 1,000,000 pounds of food used by our food pantry families. Through the food pantry and store available to non profits, Agape Distribution truly lives up to its goal of "Helping the Hurting" in Shelby County and all around the world. God uses us to help people locally and wherever God's work is reached by people shopping with us. We look forward to a busy Thanksgiving and Christmas season, serving Jesus here in Sidney, OH.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A consistent blessing in Shelby County. This orginization is ran well and is ran with compassion for the hurting. Very thankful to the Lord for putting a team like this in Shelby County Ohio.

David101

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a small non-profit organization and are permitted to purchase many non food products through Agape. They have saved us so much money. Their products are first class and they are the most frindly and accommodating people I have ever met. My Moter and fater-in-law both volunteer there. They are so proud to be a part of helping people in need. Agape and the people who work there are truly a blessing to this community!

Sharon48

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been cooking for the volunteers at Agape Distribution for over ten years. There's nothing like seeing the looks on their faces as I bring their lunch every Wednesday that I'm home. Agape has helped people with food, hope, even jobs. It gives them the feeling that somebody cares.

Ben H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Agape Distribution is one of the most unique, most effectual, most impactful charitable organizations I have ever encountered. In difficult times like so many Americans are now experiencing, approximately 35% of our county's residents are registered at Agape to receive food. Not only food, however, but encouragement, acceptance, and dignity. Every day at Agape Distribution, one can personally witness encounters that reaffirm one's faith in humanity and our ability to love and care for one another. For that reason and many others, I consider volunteering at Agape not only a blessing, but an honor and a privilege.

Maria45

Client Served

Rating: 5

AGAPE Distribution is an amazing organization that serves not only the Shelby County area but also is a part of outreach throughout the world. They've helped thousands of people in this area and with donations and support from those that can help will continue to do things like nutrition education and the moble food pantry that serves the outlying Shelby County areas.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Absolutely a positive experience everytime I ahve been there - If the Pastor is in he takes time out of his schedule to help geive more away personally - rated #1 in my book!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Absolutely, an invaluable resource for our community serving families and individuals! Agape is a welcoming place that not only offers food for your belly; it also offers nourishment and encourage for each person. People are treated with respect and have an opportunity to grow. I am very proud of our Agape! Thank you! Anita

Katie48

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I loved coming in every morning knowing that I was part of something bigger than myself. That I was helping people that really needed help and knew that someone cared about them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have pastored for many years at New Life Church in Petersburg, MI and have utilized Agape Distribution's generous supply of goods and services to help meet the needs of our community . Through the years Agape Distribution Center has either donated or provided at extremely low cost everything from chocolates at Easter , to coats for Christmas gifts, to top quality paint brushes. Agape has provided school supplies, and hair care products, and toys worth thousands of dollars, which we have purchased for pennies on the dollar and given away to those who have need. The consistent quality of care and goods and services that flow from Agape Distribution Center has touched literally thousands of people and is an example of how Jesus told us to live, by serving one another.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A great group of people with a heart for helping those less fortunate! They make it easy and not demeaning to those that have need. They truly show that they care!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Where do I begin. There really are no words to describe my thoughts about Agape Distribution, other than God sent. Many times due to various reasons, my family and I have had occasions where we needed help, whether with food or other household items and Agape was there for us. The beautiful thing about Agape is that it's more than just about the food that it provides for thousands of needy people, but the spiritual help that it gives a lost and dying society. Bro. John and his fine staff & volunteers are truly sent from heaven and a wonderful asset & answer to today's needs and problems. May God continue to bless them in every way.