SERVICES

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HUNGRY – THIRSTY

  • We operate an emergency food pantry that is stocked by donations from individuals, churches, corporations, and grants. We provide Senior Food Boxes that are delivered by the Auglaize County Council on Aging. We also give weekend food backpacks to children in our local area.
STRANGER

  • We provide emergency shelter and emergency housing for those stranded away from home and homeless.
ILL-DRESSED

  • We give good clean clothing to families facing emergencies such as disaster victims, the homeless, victims of domestic violence, new releases from jail or prison, and families in crisis.
SICK

  • We are able to help with emergency prescriptions. We assist with finding sources that will provide prescription assistance free or at very little cost to those who qualify.
IMPRISONED

  • Through a cooperative relationship with the Auglaize County Sherriff’s Office, we provide financial assistance to support a chaplaincy team. This team conducts church services, Bible studies and Dad’s Coaching Classes.

Do You have Questions?

We understand that this is not always the most comfortable process and want your experience to be one that helps as well as uplifts you.  We hope that pride won’t keep you from getting help in your time of need.

Who do you help?
Residents of Eastern Auglaize County with an emergency food need.

Why?
  Your on-hand food will last less than 2 days and you have no means of buying more.

When can I come for food?
Mondays 1:00pm-3:00pm
Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm
Friday 1:00pm-3:00pm

Where?
The rear entrance at 38 E Auglaize Street in Wapakoneta

How?
Show up during walk-in pantry hours and please bring:
1.Picture ID
2.Proof of residence – official mail, current utility bill, rent receipt or benefit letters
3.Income and expense info for everyone in your household

I still have questions, what should I do?
We are happy to answer questions you may have and can refer you to appropriate services.

What kind of food do you give away and is it really free?
We place high priority on making wholesome, nutritious foods available and provide a nutritionally balanced grocery order to every family at no cost.

Where does the food come from that you distribute?
People like you! Mercy Unlimited relies on grants, private and corporate donations, as well as sales in the Thrift Store to fund our food ministry.  We are not supported by government monies or food commodities.

I want to donate to
the pantry, how can I do that and what do you need?
Fresh non-perishable foods, dairy items, frozen foods, peanut butter and meats as well as produce are welcome.  Personal hygiene, cleaning products, diapers and baby items are also appreciated.  Your monetary donations allow us to fill gaps as necessary.  Anything you use is helpful.
Donations are received in the rear 9am-4:30 Monday through Saturday

My group or workplace would like to hold a drive or event, is that ok?
YES, that is awesome!!  We love it when anyone wants to support us. We also have volunteer opportunities at established events and serving our clients. If you need ideas or help give us a call.

How much of my donation will really help someone?
91 cents of every dollar donated last year provided assistance for people in need. Only 9 % is for administrative costs.
Who can get help from Mercy Unlimited?
We serve Eastern Auglaize County east of Moulton.

What services does Mercy Unlimited offer?
We are a Matthew 25 ministry.  We provide food for the hungry, emergency clothing, and prescription assistance. We help the homeless with emergency travel needs.  For those who are incarcerated, we have a chaplain at the county jail and offer a Dad’s parenting class.  We also provide aftercare to prisoners after they are released.  We assist veterans with a variety of services and referrals.  We can assist you in finding a church. And last, but not least we distribute Bibles to those in need.  If we do not offer assistance in certain areas, we have lots of resources and agencies we can refer you to.

How do I volunteer at Mercy Unlimited?
Call our office at (419) 738-3161 and schedule an appointment with  our volunteer coordinator.

Do you help with housing or utilities?
Due to other programs in the community offering these services, we limit our assistance in these areas on a case by case basis.  You must have an eviction notice or a shut-off. These services are based availability of funding.

How do I receive services from Mercy Unlimited?
Call our office and schedule an appointment.

What do I need to bring to an appointment?
You will need a picture ID (if the picture ID does not have your current address, bring documentation with your current address such as a piece of mail), the last 4 digits of the Social Security numbers for everyone living in your household, know your income and expenses, if we are assisting with housing or a utility, you must bring the eviction notice or the shut-off notice from the utility company.

What are your hours?
Our hours are 9am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, but an appointment is required for client services.