Food For Thought, a local provider of food to the area’s impoverished, has been granted the Ohio Non-Profit Excellence Award.
The honor was given on behalf of the Ohio Association of Non-profit Organizations in recognition of the non-profit’s mobile food pantry.
Food For Thought’s mobile food pantry serves multiple cities and neighborhoods throughout Lucas county by providing three to four bags of groceries to low-income families. The 17-foot trailer stops at four regular locations each month, including the Lake Township Fire Department. The mobile pantry also participates in the CARE (Community Asset and Resource Engagement) Team, a unique partnership created by Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak, United Way of Greater Toledo and Lucas County Job and Family Services, along with other agencies, to provide a variety of services to different neighborhoods. Food For Thought’s Oregon food pantry, housed in space donated by New Harvest Christian Church, helped feed nearly 1,000 families last month alone.
Representatives from the organization also met with Sen. Teresa Fedor and were introduced during a Point of Personal Privilege at the Ohio Senate Session. Toledo Seagate Food Bank was also nominated and received recognition as a finalist for the Northern Region Large Group Award.
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