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

Grab a hand-made bowl and join us for our 3rd Annual Empty Bowls luncheon! Once again, the Toledo Potters Guild will be creating beautiful, handmade bowls which you can fill with your choice of soup and bread anytime between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm on Friday, September 15, 2023. So stop out to the Conference Center at the amazing Toledo Botanical Gardens and help us ensure everyone has enough to eat and no one’s bowl remains empty.

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

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone to say the least. Food for Thought had to quickly pivot to a drive-thru type mobile pantry, and rethink our staple PB&J program so we could continue to serve our community without missing a beat. 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 this year, Food for Thought has continued to provide that 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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