The Emergency Assistance Center (TEAC) provides assistance with food, hygiene, and basic neccessities on a monthly basis, and offers seasonal support for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. We also partner with Twinsburg City Schools in the Paws on Child Hunger program.
The Emergency Assistance Center (TEAC) is first and foremost a food pantry, providing a monthly 7-day supply of food.
In 2020, we remained open 40 hours per week throughout the pandemic. At all service visits throughout the year, 8,787 individuals received food for a total of 162,741 meals!
Our primary goal is to feed the hungry, and we always serve those in need of emergency help, as well as those in our service area who need continued help to put food on the table.
Paws on Child Hunger Backpacks
The Paws on Child Hunger Program is a joint venture between The Emergency Assistance Center in Northfield and Twinsburg City Schools to provide nutritional weekend food assistance for Twinsburg students who receive free or reduced lunches. Our non-descript backpacks include healthy, filling, and safe-to-prepare (no cooking needed) meals and snacks to help students have enough to eat throughout their weekends at home. During the 2021-2022 school year, we served 239 students every week from Wilcox Primary School, Samuel Bissell Elementary School, George G. Dodge Intermediate School, and R. B. Chamberlin Middle School.
A VA representative will be at The Emergency Assistance Center (TEAC) in Northfield on the third Friday of every month from 11am to 3:30pm to help veterans enroll for benefits and to answer questions about the process. You don't need to be a TEAC client to meet with the representative. Appointments are not necessary but are recommended for shorter wait times. Please call 330-467-7945 to schedule or for more information.
Portage Path Behavioral Health provides life-changing services to people who live in greater Summit County. Their work creates healthier people, healthier families, a healthier local economy and a stronger community. Appointments are available at TEAC on the first & third Wednesday of each month from 12pm to 3pm. An associate will be available for initial consultations. Please call 330-467-7945 or You can also choose to contact Portage Path directly at 330-253-3100x1130. Counseling services are open to everyone, not just TEAC clients.
A Job & Family Services case manager is at The Emergency Assistance Center (TEAC) in Northfield on most Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 3 pm and can help people apply for or renew SNAP food benefits & Medicaid. You do not need to be a TEAC client. Please call 330-467-7945 to schedule an in-person appointment. Those unable to appear in person should call 844-640-6446.
You Can Trust TEAC!
The Emergency Assistance Center is a Network Partner of the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank, a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity, and has received the Candid GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency.
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9199 Olde 8 Rd, Suite C
Northfield, OH 44067
Open Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm