Join Food For Thought

Food For Thought feeds Toledo thanks to incredible generosity of the entire community. In addition to the financial support that fuels all of our efforts, our volunteers assist in every facet of our work. We invite you to join us today. For up to date information about changes to services and available resources in light of COVID-19 please see our "UPDATES" section below.

How You Can Help

In response to the COVID-19 “Coronavirus” pandemic, Food for Thought has taken rapid and drastic action in an effort to protect our patrons, employees, and the community. So while we continue to offer our mobile food pantries and weekend PB&J lunch distribution we have cut down the number of people involved and points of physical contact. We are also maximizing our cleaning and sanitation efforts, as well as teaching, practicing, and promoting effective handwashing and social distancing.
As we all try to navigate this extraordinary time, let us think about the ways we can BE extraordinary by helping those who are feeling the effects of this pandemic the most. At Food for Thought, we pride ourselves on serving the community in a thoughtful and dignified way. 1 in 4 families in our community struggles with hunger. That need is greater than ever right now! With your help, you can ensure food is one less thing your neighbors have to worry about during this crisis. Below are ways you can help and directly impact your community.

Volunteer - We Need You!  We are committed to continuing to pack and distribute PB&J lunches every weekend but have had to move this program to an offsite location. To stay within the CDC current guidelines, we will be hosting small volunteer groups as well as adding an additional packing day on Thursday. To sign up for lunch packing and/or Saturday morning distribution, please e-mail

Donate - A little goes a long way! An elderly woman we served last week broke down in tears thanking us for still being open saying she would not have had much to eat for the next two weeks without our help. We invite you to help us continue to make fresh produce and shelf stable products available during this uncertain time. Please click this link to donate and help us feed our neighbors. To donate canned and shelf stable food items, call 419-972-0022 or e-mail




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Food for Thought Statistics

15,000 lunches made in 2019!

1100 Food For Thought volunteers gave over 4350 service hours in 2018. Thank you!

Food for Thought Statistics
Food for Thought Statistics

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“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  — Gandhi

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