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.

How You Can Help

Leave blank for all. Otherwise, the first selected term will be the default instead of "Any".

Our organization is fueled by a host of incredible volunteers. From setting up mobile pantries to making sandwiches & packing lunches to administrative work in our office & helping out at the Saturday Morning Farmer's Market, people just like you are helping to feed Toledo in a thoughtful way. We need your help!

Ready to volunteer now? Email to sign up today!

Friday Night Lunch Packing

Every Friday night at 6 p.m., Food For Thought volunteers meet at Trinity Episcopal Church (316 Adams St. in downtown Toledo) to pack lunches for our Saturday picnics. This is one of our most popular volunteer opportunities, mainly because it's a lot of fun! We welcome groups and people of all ages and abilities to help with packing lunches for Saturday distribution.

Saturday Mini-Mobiles

Each Saturday morning, we leave from Trinity Episcopal Church to 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. The first route leaves at about 9:45 a.m. and the second leaves at around 11:00 a.m.  

Mobile Food Pantries

Food For Thought operates a series of mobile food pantries in the Toledo area throughout the month. Many of these pantries require additional volunteer support to operate. Our mobile food pantries provide emergency food assistance to people in need and allow them to choose from a variety of items, including fresh produce. Visit our calendar here to find our locations and e-mail our volunteer coordinator here to see how you can help!

Special Events

Food For Thought has several special events and campaigns each year. This season's events include:

  - The2018 Chuchill Half-Marathon and Promedica 5k-To-End-Hunger on November 10th! Proceeds from the 5k registration and specific donations at check out will benefit Food For Thought. You can sign up to run here or volunteer for the event here

  - November and December holiday food distributions. Food For Thought partners with Pathway Inc. to provide 6 bags of groceries to 50 families for the holidays. We will need volunteer help to pack and deliver these groceries! Learn more abot how you can get involved by emailing our volunteer coordinator here!


Please see our Volunteer Manual below to learn more about service opportunities at Food For Thought.

Page Stat Box

Food for Thought Statistics

15,600 lunches made in 2018!

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

Food for Thought Statistics
Food for Thought Statistics

You Can Help Food For Thought Today

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

Signup for our newsletter:

Website by Concentrek Group