|The Hunger Banquet
Where Will Life Seat You?
Date: March 24, 2015
Williams County Veteran's Memorial Hall
Change the way you think! NOCAC is hosting The Hunger Banquet - a meal and interactive presentation designed to expand our community's understanding of hunger, food insecurity, and poverty. We have a wonderful event planned that will be both thought provoking and entertaining. Plan now to join us at this powerful gathering and mark your calendars to save this date!
Life isn't fair - and neither is this banquet as it divides diners into distinct socio-economic classes for the evening. Participants could find themselves experiencing the life of a person living in poverty and eating meals provided by a soup kitchen; a few attendees could land in the lap of luxury and be dining at the best restaurant in town; or they could find themselves placed somewhere in the middle. Unlike most banquets you attend, this event directs your focus on our actors as they role play situations of someone who has been directly impacted by hunger, poverty or homelessness and the effects this had on their lives.
Previous attendees could not say enough about the impact of the Hunger Banquet:
**"A powerful event..."
**"An eye-opening experience..."
**"...changed my heart in a big way."
**"People are real and often times have very powerful lessons to teach."
Please join us in spreading the word about this important event by helping to distribute this informative poster or brochure.
There are several opportunities available to assist as a volunteer at the banquet. If you, or your organization, would be interested in helping please contact Angie Franklin at 419-784-5136 extension 1138.
***DON'T MISS OUT - ORDER YOUR TICKETS NOW!***
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students or children. Use the link below to order your tickets with your PAYPAL account. For payments by check, please click here to complete the registration form. Make your check payable to "NOCAC - Hunger Banquet" and send the check and the completed registration form to: 1933 E. Second Street, Defiance, OH 43512. All tickets will be picked up at the door the night of the event.
Food Vendors Needed for 2015 Summer Food Service Program
NOCAC is again sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in Defiance, Bryan, Edgerton, Napoleon, Paulding and Wauseon and a possible new site in Pioneer. Last year we served 15,502 nutritious meals to 1,909 unduplicated children at nine sites. We are currently in search of vendors to provide food service at each site. The program is planned to begin June 9, 2015 and to end on August 13. 2015 (Monday through Friday) for a total of 48 days of service. Meals will not be served on July 3rd.
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Advisory Committee Meeting
To assure that our families and children receive the very best in health care and services, National Head Start requires that each Head Start program establish a Health Services Advisory Committee (HSAC) composed of community health agencies, parents and specialists. This committee provides guidance on finding the most effective ways of serving our population.
NOCAC Head Start/Early Childhood Education (HS/ECE) program is committed to providing quality child development services to preschoolers. The HSAC members advise and guide NOCAC HS/ECE staff in health issues and the development of health-related policies pertaining to the children, families, and staff of the program. The committee revises and approves policies and procedures that affect the way the health services program staff will function. NOCAC depends on this committee because of their health-related expertise and commitment to the health of our community's children.
FREE BASIC TAX FILING
One of our Benefit Bank Counselors may be able to assist you with filing your 2014 Federal, State, and School District tax returns if your individual income is $65,000 or less. We may also be able to help you if you meet the income guidelines for filing Married or Head of Household status on your tax return.
There are no fees or charges for this service - it is quick, easy and FREE so you can put money back in your pocket!! E-filing is available and you can receive your refunds through direct deposit into your bank account.
Services are conveniently located in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, Van Wert, and Williams counties. To schedule an appointment, call our office at 419-784-2150.
This community service is sponsored by NOCAC, United Way, and the Ohio Association of Foodbanks.
The Winter Crisis Program is a heating assistance program that may provide a one-time payment toward a utility and/or bulk fuel service for those who meet the program eligibility requirements. The program begins November 3, 2014 and runs through March 31, 2015.
In order to qualify for the program, an applicant's total household income must be at or below 175% of the 2014 Federal Poverty Guidelines and also meet one of these conditions: