The Madisonville Education and Assistance Center believes in the pure potential behind every act of giving. By giving direct aid to the residents of the 45227 zip code, MEAC raises up households one at a time.

Everyday, with every donation and with every client, MEAC's mission is to change lives. There's no limit to what can be achieved and no reason to think small. For Madisonville and the surrounding areas, the only way is forward. Come with us.

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Volunteers Needed for the Flying Pig

Register now to volunteer with MEAC at this year’s Flying Pig Marathon. MEAC will raise over $2,000 if we can fill all of the volunteer assignments listed below. Please sign up to volunteer and get others to do the same so that MEAC can earn these much-needed funds!
This year, we will have three different volunteer opportunities. To register, follow the corresponding links provided below.

*The password for all three volunteer positions is “meac”.
The three available positions are…

 Fluid Station: 

-Race Day: Sunday, May 4th

-6:30 a.m-10:00 a.m

-O’Bryonville (Mile 9)

-Hand out Gatorade and water to the runners

-40+ volunteers needed

-Click here to register

 Little Kings Marathon Mile Race & Party:

-Friday, May 2nd

-6:30 p.m-12:00 a.m.

-Downtown at Smale Park

-Assist in all areas of the event and enjoy the entertainment at the same time.

-30+ volunteers needed. Must be at least 21 years old.

-Click here to register.

 Expo-Set Up and Poster Rolling:

-Thursday, May 1st

-11:00 a.m-6:00 p.m. (Sign up to complete 3-hour shift with in this time)

-Duke Energy Convention Center

-40+ volunteers needed

-Click here to register

 For additional information, please call Jessica Wabler at 271-5501 ext. 12 or email

The PIGGEST Raffle Ever

On the Flying Pig Marathon Weekend an Art’s Rental lift will drop all of the numbered PIGS onto a target in downtown Cincinnati. Purchase a raffle ticket and one of these Pigs will be yours. Come watch as the Pigs float down from the sky and see if yours is a winner. You do not need to be present to win but everyone is welcome to join.

All of have to do is adopt a Pig in the PIGGEST Raffle Ever for 2 CHANCES to win 2 year lease on a 2014 Toyota Prius. Two additional Pigs will be selected as prize winners during the Pig Drop and those winners will be announced at the same time. Every purchase that you make also helps charities like MEAC. All you have to do is visit their website at, choose MEAC as your charity and enter for your chance to win!

                For additional information and to buy raffle tickets, please call Jessica Wabler at 271-5501 ext. 12 or email 


Save The Date

Save the date for the 11th annual Hunger Walk & 5k Run. On May 26th, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m join us at Sawyer Point as we team up with the Freestore Foodbank and the Cincinnati community in the continuing effort to end hunger in our city. MEAC is a Freestore Foodbank Member Agency, and you can help MEAC by joining our team and signing up to help us fight hunger. Stay tuned for more information.

Your Gifts Do Make a Difference!

Because of your support, MEAC can provide education programs like our early literacy program and our financial self-sufficiency training. Because of your support, MEAC can offer emergency financial assistance and connect people to other assistance programs. And because of your support, MEAC can operate a food pantry to help keep food on the table while families get back on their feet.

Please help us continue to raise up one family at a time by taking a moment to donate.

$7 provides bus tokens for transportation to job interviews
$30 feeds a family of four for a week
$100 keeps a family’s water, electricity and heat on
$250 prevents a family from becoming homeless
$650 provides literacy education to a young child for one year

You can mail your your contribution to 4600 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45227 or donate online HERE.

Many corporations match individual contributions. Check today to see if your company offers a matching program that could double your gift!

Raise Money for MEAC When You Shop at Kroger

Kroger has a new Community Rewards Program. Now, all you have to do is sign up online and connect your Kroger Plus savings card with MEAC. Once you do that, your grocery purchases will benefit MEAC and those we serve. We will have the opportunity to raise up to $5,000 per year through this program! If you are interested in more detailed registration information, please contact Jessica Wabler at

Thank you in advance for supporting MEAC in this very easy way!

Bags Needed – Donate Bags to MEAC

Our clients use bags to carry the groceries, clothing, and other items they choose at MEAC. We often run out of bags. You can help us by donating the plastic or paper bags you have stashed away in a cabinet somewhere. (You’ve been wondering what to do with all of them, right?)



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