Mission & History
Our mission at The Emergency Assistance Center is to provide food, clothing, personal hygiene items and seasonal support for our Northern Summit County neighbors in need.
Our goal at TEAC is to give every hungry neighbor in our community enough food to feed themselves and their family members, and to provide the other essential needs of clothing and hygiene & household items- with respect, dignity and fairness.
The Emergency Assistance Center was founded in 1992 by Carol Robinson, a single mother of four who was struggling to feed her family and who knew many other families in the area dealing with similar circumstances. Our center began by serving less than 70 people a month, and through our 25 years has grown exponentially…We now serve close to 1,000 individuals monthly!
- TEAC has expanded to include many seasonal support programs, including: Thanksgiving Dinners; Christmas Toy Shopping through Christmas Lane; Easter Dinners & Baskets; and a Back to School Supply Bash.
- We are proud to run a Senior Meal program, which delivers groceries to elderly in need at the Twinsburg Towers; Paws on Child Hunger, a school backpack program for weekend meals to Twinsburg students; and Rockin’ Frocks, a modern dress shop providing free formal wear for proms and weddings.
- The Emergency Assistance Center became a “choice pantry” in 2012 when Joyce Hunt became our Executive Director, and our clients now choose exactly the foods they want to take home to their families.
- We are now, as we have been since our first day of operation, so thankful to have the continued works of our incredibly devoted crew of volunteers, the caring and capable leadership of our Board of Directors, and the unending financial and material support of our amazingly generous community!