Welcome to the Madison Emergency Services Association (MESA) website. For over 40 years, MESA has been a beacon of hope and support for the residents of Madison County, Virginia. Founded in 1982, our privately funded and run organization has been dedicated to providing assistance to those in need within our community.
Our mission is to serve as a resource for our Madison County neighbors in need, and our vision is to build community by empowering neighbors. We uphold the values of Community, Compassion, Dependability, Dignity, Empathy, and Responsiveness.
We offer assistance primarily in two areas: Financial and Food. Financial assistance is provided on an as-needed, case-by-case basis and can include help with electric bills, rent/mortgage payments, fuel, medical/dental expenses, vehicle repair, and other life needs. Food and personal hygiene items can be provided through our Food Pantry.
MESA's programs and services are provided by a small dedicated staff and passionate volunteers, funded exclusively through donations and grants. The generosity and participation of the community are what makes it possible for MESA to continue its mission.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, (including gender expression) sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from public assistance programs, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program of activity funded by USDA Rural Development.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our services, how to get involved, and how to support our mission. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need.
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Order from Our Personal hygiene Amazon Wishlist
As part of our commitment to improving the health and wellness of all Madison County residents, we've compiled a list of our high-demand personal hygiene items and cleaning products that you can order to our Food Pantry! See the Amazon Wishlist below.
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Want to learn which nonperishable food items we need the most at MESA? See them in our Food Pantry's Amazon Wishlist below. You can also use this list as a reference the next time you're out grocery shopping, if you'd prefer dropping off some of these items in person at MESA!
We have been blessed by this organization. We've had countless prayers answered from each trip. I'm especially thankful because the Food Pantry had birthday cakes for both of my kids this year!
- Jordan H., MESA Shopper
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Stay up-to-date with all the latest events and activities happening at MESA. Our events provide opportunities for community engagement and fundraising to support our mission.
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client services form
Interested in learning more about our Client Services? View our Emergency Services Page or fill out our digital Client Services Form to get started. You may also pick up a paper Client Services Form from the Food Pantry during our regular Hours of Operation.
MESA has helped me and my boys so much. I am extremely grateful for all they do for our community. Thank y'all!
- Susan M., MESA Shopper
By donating to MESA, you are making a direct impact in the lives of others within our local community. Your generosity allows us to continue providing critical services and resources to those who need it the most.
Volunteer with us!
Interested in joining our MESA Family? Let's connect! Fill out our form here to connect with us about Volunteering at the Food Pantry.