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.

Season 2 of Hop Chef is scheduled for Thursday, May 19!

Food for Thought is once again partnering with Maumee Bay Brewing Company to feature some of Toledo’s best chefs in a cooking competition. Each featured chef will prepare an amazing dish to be paired with one of Maumee Bay Brewing Company’s craft beers. In addition to some fabulous food and drink, guests will have a chance to bid on silent auction items, participate in a 50/50 raffle and enjoy live music.

Get your tickets now!

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.

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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