What is changing?
Garrettsville Farmers’ Market will no longer operate under NGCC’s 501(C)(3)
The NGCC will no longer oversee and operate the Farmers’ Market. NGCC fully supports the Farmers’ Market and hopes to see the Market continue in the community.
Since the NGCC will not be overseeing nor associated with the Farmers’ Market, the nonprofit corporation and its tax exempt status 501(C)(3) designation by the IRS, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits,will not be associated with nor accepted at the Farmers’ Market any longer.
Why is this changing?
The separation was requested by the Market Manager in November 2021, and received the full support of the NGCC Board.
The Market Manager requested the separation and made a commitment to create a new/different not-for-profit corporation and to obtain the IRS tax exempt status designation for the new corporation. This was discussed and was to begin last November. The failure to accomplish this, the lack of appearances at meetings, and general lack of communication have contributed to the NGCC Board’s decision.
When does this change become effective?
The separation will occur by June 15, 2022
What isn't changing?
The NGCC Board remains committed to our mission to "shut the door on hunger" in the JAG community.
The NGCC celebrated its 10th birthday on February 27. From inception the NGCC was conceived by the desire to help our neighbors who were struggling to put food on the table during tough times. Over those ten years the NGCC has survived multiple moves, a devastating fire, and a global pandemic.
In 2021 the NGCC served over 107 local families (over 240 people), we also provide over 95 students with healthy snacks through the Snack Pack program. In 2022 we are anticipating a 15% increase in clients. We look forward, to helping our friends and neighbors in need!
Need Food Assistance? NGCC is here for you!
The Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard serves any resident of the JAG School District in need of assistance. Please visit us on a distribution day. Registration is confidential and takes less than 10 minutes.
If you are not already a client, please bring the following documents with you:
- Valid Driver's License or State ID Card
- Utility Bill or Financial Statement in your name & address
To learn more visit ngccportage.org