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Area Food Pantries

Below is a list of area food pantries.

 

Bowling Green

BG Christian Food Pantry(must have referral)

  • 419 GouldSuite 6
  • 419-353-5174
  • Mon -Wed- Fri-Satm.-3p.m., Thurs. 6p.m.-8p.m.
  • Social service referral required (The Link, JFS, Salvation Army, or Behavioral Connections)
  • Proof of income / current ID / Social Security cards of household members is needed for referral
  • Clients need referral and picture ID when they go to the pantry.
  • Can come back once every two months with referral and collect meats, hygiene products, fruit, milk and canned goods.
  • Can come back daily for breads and pastries (no restrictions).
  • Only serves individuals living within the Bowling Green school district.

 

St. Aloysius Food Pantry/ Can visit once a month

  • 150 S. Enterprise
  • 419-352-4195
  • Mon- Fri 10-noon, 1 p.m.-3p.m. (If food is still available.)
  • ID is not required.
  • Email: Receptionist@stalbg.org

 

St. Thomas More Food Pantry

  • 425 Thurstin Ave.
  • 419-352-7555
  • & Thurs. 10-noon, 1p.m.-4p.m.
  • Individuals are asked to sign that they meet income requirements, but no proof is needed.
  • Email: receptionist@sttoms.com

 

First United Methodist Church (FUM)

  • 1526 E. Wooster
  • 419-353-0682
  • Main pass out is the first Friday of the month 10 a.m. - 11:30a.m.
  • Office staff are willing to distribute food as needed for individuals who visit the church and express need. Church office hours during the summer are 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. During the academic year the church office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • Qualifications based upon declared income or having just lost a job.
  • Proof of income / current ID
  • 1 bag per household
  • Can only come one time per month.
  • Additional Senior Food Box(over 60+ years old) – picture ID to register
  • Email: church.office@fumcbg.org

 

Brown Bag Food Project / once every 6 months

  • 419-960-5345
  • 115 W Merry Ave.,Suite B
  • 419-960-5345 (Available 24 hours.)
  • Office open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5pm-8pm
  • Call for food pick-up / deliveries for homebound residents (unable to leave without assistance)
  • 3-5 days supply of food and toiletries
  • No restrictions on clients except that they must live in Wood County.

 

Broken Chains Church

  • 1234 N. Main St.Woodland Mall
  • 419-340-0652
  • Tues – Sat 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.  - call for appointment
  • No restrictions
  • Email: dlamb@proskills.edu

 

Salvation Army - BG

  • 1045 N. Main Street, Suite 8
  • 419-352-4195
  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Provide emergency shelter, utility, rent, food and holiday assistance.
  • See “Additional Services”

 

Wood County Area Ministries - BG

  • 315 S. College Drive
  • 419-352-1322
  • Assist with electrical, utility, and medical prescriptions.
  • Help people obtain birth certificates
  • Combine monies with other agencies to help people pay for electrical, utility, and medical prescriptions.
  • Help people obtain birth certificates
  • Have an intake form that requires individuals to list their income, employment, and employee information.
  • Help is capped at $450 per family per year.
  • Email: office@stmarksbg.org

Bradner

God’s Storehouse 

  • 541 Caldwell (Bradner)
  • 419-288-3606
  • Serves Lakota School District.
  • Monday-Friday, appointment only.
  • Offers variety of food, asks that people only take what they need and will use.

Fostoria

Pantry Plus

  • 115 S. Main St.
  • 419-619-0183
  • Fridays 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., and other times through appointment.
  • ID and proof of residency (bill) is required.
  • Clients can only visit once every 30 days.
  • Offer food boxes for seniors monthly, and Thanksgiving and Christmas food boxes for anyone who qualifies.
  • Email: stacy@pantry-plus.org

                 

Sharing Kitchen

  • 321 N. Main St.
  • 419-436-1667
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from
  • 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
  • No eligibility requirements. It also provides clothing, shoes, and bedding to individuals in need.

 

Grand Rapids

Otsego Food Pantry and Clothing Closet

  • 24241 Second St.
  • 419-830-1051
  • Call for food pick-up
  • Residents of Weston, Haskins, Grand Rapids, and Tontogany
  • Proof of address (recent utility bill, preferred)

 

New Life Community Wesleyan Church

  • 17679 Woodburn Avenue
  • 419-494-2792
  • Food pantry available on an appointment basis.
  • No income, residence, or ID requirements
  • The church offers a free pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of every month. This excludes August when it participates in a community garage sale.
  • The church has a community garden with fresh produce. The congregation welcomes low-income individuals to pick vegetables from the garden at their convenience. Church members maintain the garden on an as needed basis.

Luckey

Grace’s Place

  • 246 Main St.
  • 419-345-5668
  • Clothing and household items available for those in need. Restrictions may apply, call ahead.
  • Tues & Thursm. until 2 p.m.,  Sat. 8 am until 12 p.m.

Pemberville

Community Food Pantry – Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Clients can visitonce every 30 days.)

  • 220 Cedar St.
  • 419-287-4182 or Marty Braucksieck at 419-833-1281
  • Tuesdays the first two weeks of the month, and then Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday the last two weeks of the month from 11AM to 2PM, and then the last two Saturdays of each month from 8-11AM. Closed holidays and the last Saturday in October.
  • State photo ID or current utility bill is required for initial visit.
  • Eastwood School District residents – proof of residencyand picture ID.  They can visit once a month. 
  • Email: office@bethlehempemberville.org

 

The Linen Closet

  • First United Presbyterian Church, 106 Perry St, Pemberville, OH 43450
  • 419-287-3366
  • The Linen Closet is a place where to obtain bedding, bath, and kitchen items for people in need.
  • People can come in at any time that works for them, but they need to call ahead.
  • Supplies may be limited depending on demand.
  • Email: Pastor@pembervillepresbyterian.org

Northwood

Foundation Stone Church

  • 4532 Woodville Road
  • 419-693-5102
  • By appointment Thursday 11AM-1PM.
  • Photo I.D. required, no proof of income requirement.
  • Email: fscconline@gmail.com

North Baltimore

Bridge Fellowship Church

  • 123 E. Broadway
  • 419-857-8177, or 419-806-2116
  • Hours are Tuesdays 6 p.m.. -7:30 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m., from the 1stto the 17thof each month.
  • Picture ID, Social Security Card for all adults, Social Security or birth certificates for all children, address verification, and income verification are required.

Perrysburg

Perrysburg Christians United (food distribution center located in the back of Grace United Methodist Church)

  • 601 E. Boundary
  • 419-407-7857
  • Mon 1 p.m. until 3p.m,Fri 9 a.m. until 11a.m.
  • Serves only residents living in Wood County north of State Road 582
  • Two items with name and proof of Wood County residency.
  • Offer up to $300 in utility and medical assistance to individuals who call the number on the first day of each month.

 

Islamic Center of Greater Toledo

  • 25877 Scheider Road
  • 419-874-3509
  • Provides vouchers to individuals in need.
  • Vouchers can be redeemed at the Toledo Food Bank.
  • Distributes meals during Ramadan.
  • No restrictions
  • Email: a.shaheen@icgt.org

 

Kitchen of Hope

  • 314 E. Indiana Avenue
  • Zoar Lutheran Church
  • Last Friday of the month 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Primarily Wood County residents, but anyone is welcome.
  • 419-874-4346
  • Email: pastortim@zoarlutheran.com

 

Zoar Lutheran Church – Feed Our Families

  • 314 E. Indiana Ave.
  • 419-874-4346
  • Summer Program for children and families in Perrysburg & Rossford school districts
  • Must be on free or reduced lunch/breakfast programs at schools
  • Every Friday– noon
  • Each family receives week’s worth of breakfast/lunch groceries
  • Call to register
  • Picture ID

 

Portage

Christ United Methodist Church

  • 301 West Main Street, P.O. Box 218
  • Church Office: 419-686-2621
  • 2nd and 4th Saturday 10 a.m. -11 a.m.

Rossford

All Saints Catholic Church

  • 628 Lime City Rd.
  • 419-666-1393
  • Provides food for needy families, temporary assistance with utility bills, prescription drug payments, and assistance with transportation expenses (depending on situation); funding is limited.
  • Clients can’t come for food assistance more than once every four weeks.
  • Call for details; no walk-ins are accepted.
  • See utility service and medical assistance under “Additional Services.”

Stoney Ridge

St. John’s Lutheran Church – Serves Stoney Ridge and Walbridge Area

  • 5520 Fremont Pike
  • 419-837-5115
  • Third weekend of the month – Sat (7:30 a.m. until  12:15 p.m.)
  • Clients must make appointments.
  • Photo ID and a driver’s license is needed.
  • Only serves residents of northern Wood County (typically Stoney Ridge and Walbridge).
  • Provides some hygiene items with the food.
  • Some fresh produce is grown from a community garden on the site.
  • Provides Christmas and Easter hams to designated families.
  • Donates school supplies and backpacks to students in need at a local school. (Not through the Salvation Army.)
  • Email: officeadmin@stjohnsstonyridge.net

Toledo

Helping Hands of Saint Louis

  • 443 6th St, Toledo, OH 43605
  • 419-691-0613
  • The services are available for clients living in East Toledo and surrounding areas east of the Maumee River in the following zipcodes:43402, 43412, 4316, 43430, 43434, 43447, 43460, 43463, 43465, 43551, 43605, 43616, 43618, 43619.
  • The food pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and is located in the former school, to the left of the former church.  This service is available once every 30 days per household address.Government commodities are food items provided by the food bank.  The food is available on the first Wednesday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m. in the center’s basement.

Wayne

God’s Storehouse 

  • 541 Caldwell (Bradner)
  • 419-288-3606
  • Serves Lakota School District.
  • Monday-Friday, appointment only.
  • Offers variety of food, asks that people only take what they need and will use.

 

Please note, information may change. Please call the location to get more details.