FAITH Emergency Services was begun in 1985 by several local churches to serve as a pantry for needy families in Mason and Deerfield Township. It was incorporated as Mason Food Pantry, Inc.
In 1999 FAITH received approval to become a United Way Agency and changed its name to FAITH Emergency Services. At that time FAITH began providing financial assistance for famlies who are about to be evicted as well as help with utility bills to avoid disconnects. And it continued to help families buy food.
In 2006 FAITH added an additional program of helping needy students who do not have enough clothes or personal care products. This program has grown year over year, starting with the helping of 12 students in 2006 until 2014 where it is estimated FAITH will provide clothing to 60 students.
In the last half of 2017 our service area was extended to include South Lebanon, Ohio.
FAITH is an all volunteer organization providing relief for individuals and families in Mason, Deerfield Township, and South Lebanon in Ohio. FAITH is funded by generous individuals in the community as well as the following organizations:
- Warren County United Way
- Kiwanis Club of Mason
- Christ’s Church at Mason
- Heritage Presbyterian Church
- Hope Church
- Mason United Methodist Church
- Sycamore Presbyterian Church
- Compass Christian Church
These organizations and individual donorss contribute funds to support client relief, provide volunteers to meet with and counsel clients, and several serve as FAITH board members. Click on the links above for more information about these organizations..
The policies of FAITH Emergency Services and guidelines for clients to get assistance from FAITH are determined by the Board of FAITH Emergency Services.