Our organization is fueled by a host of incredible volunteers. From setting up mobile pantries to making sandwiches & packing lunches to administrative work in our office, lending a hand in our warehouse, & helping out at the Saturday Morning Farmer's Market, people just like you are helping to feed Toledo in a thoughtful way. We need your help now more than ever!
Ready to volunteer now? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up today!
Friday Night Lunch Packing
Every Friday night, Food For Thought gathers volunteers to make PB&J lunches for our neighbors. Currently, we are continuing this opportunity offsite on Thursday and Friday nights with smaller groups of volunteers. We are in need of healthy volunteers both evenings. If you would like to help please contact us for more information. Email us here or call 419.972.0022
Each Saturday morning, we get to know our neighbors as we share the lunches we've packed with people throughout the downtown Toledo area. Individuals and groups accompany Food For Thought on our normal bus stop routes as we provide food, water or coffee — as well as conversation with the people we meet — sunshine or snowfall. Saturday distribution will meet at our distribution site, the Cherry Street TARTA terminal at Cherry Street and St. Clair and runs from 10am-12pm.
Mobile Food Pantries
Food For Thought operates a series of mobile food pantries in the Toledo area throughout the month. We are committed to continuing these services during this time of uncertainty. Many of these pantries require additional volunteer support to operate. Our mobile food pantries provide emergency food assistance to people in need and allow them to choose from a variety of items, including fresh produce. Visit our calendar here to find our locations and e-mail our staff here to see how you can help!
Food For Thought's warehouse at Lott Indutries acts a storage space for food and the hub of our mobile pantries. We are seeking long term volunteers to lend a hand in our warehouse for a couple hours a week. Be part of the action and actually touch the food that will touch our neighbors' hearts. We promise you'll have fun in a safe warehouse environment with our staff.
Third Thursday Warehouse Pantry 10am-2pm - Seeking medium sized groups or individuals to help staff our in house pantry at Lott Industries. Help our warehouse coordinator set up, greet patrons warmly, shop patrons through the pantry, and clean up. Nothing has to go far, it's all on site, but many hands make lite work. You'll have a blast meeting patrons and running the pantry too.
Contact our office here to learn more and schedule shifts.
Toledo Farmers Market Table - Saturdays 8am-12, 12-2pm May through October We're seeking a committed group of volunteers to man our table at the Toledo Farmers Market. Collect monetary and market coin donations, solicit and collect produce donations from farmers, represent Food For Thought to the community, sign up volunteers, and have a good time just enjoying the market. Our staff will coach you through the first couple Saturdays, don't worry! Sign up for a shift with a friend and do your market shopping during the other shift. It's a great way to start your Saturday! Sign up and learn more here