Our Mission

Food For Thought is a Toledo-based and Toledo-focused organization dedicated to feeding and nourishing our community. One in four families in Toledo experiences hunger. Food For Thought programs and partnerships strive to create a community where the hunger for food, respect, and belonging is met for all people.

Empty Bowls

Mark your calendars! This year’s Empty Bowls is scheduled for Friday, September 20, 2024. Join us anytime between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm for lunch featuring your choice of soup from six of Toledo’s best restaurants plus homemade bread and more! Plus your ticket gets you a beautiful, handmade bowl courtesy of the Toledo Potters Guild! Follow us on social media for information. #feedtoledo

Limited tickets available! Get yours now!

Tickets and more information here: here

Annual Reports

Food for Thought is dedicated to feeding and nourishing our community. Born with a vibrant heart to care for the poor and hungry and offer both food and friendship. It is this heart and consistency that we want to not only preserve but strengthen in the years ahead. It’s more about the Thought then it is the Food.

See our Annual Reports for more information on our past, present, and future.

2021 Annual Report
2019-2020 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report

A Year In Review

Since 2007, Food for Thought has been feeding the Toledo area in a thoughtful and intentional manner. It takes donors, volunteers, farmers, and community partners to create this amazing place where everyone belongs and economic status does not isolate anyone from connecting to those around them. Thanks to the exceptional generosity of our supporters, Food for Thought continues to provide a community for those in need and serve everyone we encounter with dignity and respect. Thank You!


People Served


Children Served


PB&J Lunches Distributed

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