Donate Today

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. See below for the different ways you can donate and help us feed our neighbors. To donate canned and shelf stable food items, call 419-654-0235 or e-mail
For a list of our most needed items, please click here

Text To Donate

It doesn’t get any easier to help us feed our community than this! Simply text the word ‘Donate’ to 419-314-4866 to make a donation of any size. Your generosity will put food on the tables of those in need.

Kroger Community Rewards

Did you know that you can donate to Food for Thought simply by shopping at Kroger? For no additional cost to you whatsoever, sign up for a free account here and select Food for Thought as your community organization. Remember to re-enroll every May to continue in the program.

Amazon Wish Wish

You can support Food for Thought by purchasing any of our most needed items on our Wish List and having it shipped directly to our warehouse at 3350 Hill Ave. Toledo OH 43607 by clicking here


You are also welcome to mail checks to Food For Thought at 3350 Hill Ave. Toledo, OH 43607


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.

Friday Night Lunch Packing

Every Friday night from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Food for Thought gathers volunteers to make PB&J lunches for our neighbors. We are currently scheduling individuals and groups of volunteers to assist in this effort. If you would like to help, please email our Volunteer Coordinator at for more information and/or to get scheduled.

Community Engagement

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 allows them to choose from a variety of items, including fresh produce. Click here to find a location near you and e-mail our staff here to see how you can help!

Warehouse Help

Food For Thought’s warehouse at Lott Industries acts as a storage space for food and the hub of our mobile pantries. We are seeking volunteers to lend a hand in our warehouse for a couple of hours a week. Be part of the action! We promise you’ll have fun in a safe warehouse environment with our staff. Third Thursday Warehouse Pantry 9:00am – 1:00pm – 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, and shop them through the pantry. Contact our office here to learn more and schedule shifts.

Special Events

Toledo Farmers Market Table – Saturdays 8am-1pm, May through October. We’re seeking a group of volunteers to man our table at the Toledo Farmers Market. Collect monetary/market coin donations and produce from farmers, represent Food For Thought to the community, sign up volunteers, and have a good time just enjoying the market. Sign up for multiple days or just one, any time you can give is appreciated. Sign up and learn more here

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