Feed Your Neighbor Ministry

TAM's Feed Your Neighbor Program

“To ensure that all people in Toledo have adequate food to eat by providing a three-day supply of food to those in need, and advocating for policies that would eradicate food insecurity in the community, the nation and the world”

Feed Your Neighbor is a program of Toledo Area Ministries which is given the opportunity to serve those who, due to personal crisis are hungry and in need of food.  Feed Your Neighbor gathers and distributes food items to persons who would otherwise go without.  We do this through 14 food pantries located across the Toledo area, each supplying an emergency three day supply of food to people once a month.  Feed Your Neighbor sites fed approximately 72,900 people in 2008 alone.

FEED YOUR NEIGHBOR CLUSTER SITES

WESLEY UNITED METHODIST (North)
419-726-4160 (diabetic food available)
2934 Stickney Ave., Toledo, OH 43608
Kathy Brzuchalski, Sheila Lisk, Linda Powell
Open last three Saturdays 8:30am - 12:00noon / serves 43608
(Except Cherry to Lagrange)

SALEM LUTHERAN (North)
419-243-2345
1127 N Huron St., Toledo, OH 43604
Leroy & Kathy St Clair
Open Fridays 9:00 – 11:00am /serves 43604

AUGSBURG LUTHERAN (West)
419-478-2374
1342 Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH 43612
Dick Miller
Open Fridays 9:30am - 11:30am / serves 43612 & 43613

TRILBY UNITED METHODIST (West)
419-472-2103
5918 Secor Road, Toledo, OH 43623
Rich Turk
Open Mondays & Wednesdays 12:00noon - 1:30pm / serves 43623

EPIPHANY LUTHERAN (West)
419-536-5986 (43606 s/Dorr & 43615)
915 N Reynolds Rd., Toledo, OH 43615
Marion Franks, Beth Pilat
Open Wednesdays 10:00 - 12:00noon / serves 43606 (South of Dorr) & 43615, west to county line

REDEEMER LUTHERAN (Central)
419-536-3781
1702 Upton Ave., Toledo, OH 43607
Cindy Milbury, Cathy Tinsley
Open 2nd & 4th Thursdays 12:30pm - 2:00pm / serves 43606 (North of Dorr) & 43607

MUSTARD SEED (Point Place)
419-727-1800
5420 302nd St., Toledo, OH 43611
Lori Jarrell
Open Mondays & Thursdays 10:00am - 2:00pm, Tuesdays 4:00pm - 7:00pm / serves 43611

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES (Central)
419-243-9178 NEED REFERRAL from Church
2149 Collingwood, Toledo, OH 43620
Joyce Willier
Open Monday - Friday during pantry hours 10:00am - 12:00pm and 1-2 pm the last two full weeks of each month / serves most areas but needs church or social service agency referral

PROVIDENCE CENTER (South)
419-244-0666 (fka Aurora Gonzales Center)
1949 Broadway, Toledo, OH 43609
Diana Ortega
Open Wednesdays 10:00am - 12:00noon, Thursdays 12:30pm - 1:30pm, Fridays 11-noon / serves 43609 (East of Anthony Wayne Trail)

FAITH LUTHERAN (South)
419-385-7459
2440 South Ave., Toledo, OH 43609
Larry & Sharon Hunter
Open Fridays 10:00am - 12:00noon / serves 43609 (West of the Anthony Wayne Trail) & 43614
*St Charles Boromeo or New Hope UMC

MARTIN LUTHER LUTHERAN (East)
419-691-8097
601 Nevada, Toledo, OH 43605
Lloyd Gilbertson
Open Saturdays 9:00am - 11:00am / serves 43605
(north of Fasset St to Oregon)

FOOD FOR THOUGHT (Oregon)
419-972-1338
3540 Seaman Road, Oregon, OH 43616
Amanda Aldrige, Executive Director
Open Tuesday 6-8pm
Wednesday 10am-2pm
Thursday 10am-2pm
Friday 6-8pm

If unsure of which site to send client, please call the TAM office:
Toledo Area Ministries’ Feed Your Neighbor ministry: 419-242-7401
E-mail: tam@tamohio.org

Instructions: Client households may
1)
go only to the site in their neighborhood
2)
on the day(s) and time(s) it is open and
3)
only once a month. Each client household receives a 3-day supply of food, based on household size.

Required: For everyone in the household: Social Security card (only last 4 digits will be recorded on Pantry Referral Cards).
For all household adult members (defined as18 and older): Current photo I.D (military I.D. accepted), current piece of mail with their name and address on an envelope with current month’s postal date on it, or a current rent receipt with month recorded on it.

Referral needed – please call site to get referral sites available.


Updates:

Many volunteer opportunities are available with Feed Your Neighbor. To find out more please go to the top of the TAM homepage and click on Service Opportunities. Volunteering is a great way to gain new skills, meet new people and hone your resume. But even better are the personal gratifications of getting involved within your community and helping others.

Join the Wholesale Food Co-op!

As an alternative to buying or receiving donations from several different merchants to stock food pantry shelves, the Wholesale Food Club takes the leg work out of finding good food prices. Co-op workers compare prices from all the major suppliers, find the best retail value for each item, and buy it in bulk to be re-sold to various food pantries throughout the Toledo area. Right now, only larger organizations can apply to be members, but as the project progresses, there is hope of expanding out to smaller groups. The cost to be a member is $25 per month which pays solely for maintenance and utility costs to the building. Orders are placed the first and third week of every month, and pick-up times are the second and fourth of the month.  Contact the main TAM office today about joining!

Wholesale Food Co-opWholesale Food Co-op

     

Current Needs:

  • Equipment:
    A box truck with fairly low miles is needed. This will help us transport food to our various pantries.
  • Food:
    We can always use non-perishable food items, such as crackers, cereal, peanut butter etc.
  • Donations:
    We are praying that you can help us with the items we need donated. All items donated to us are tax deductible. The TAM Feed Your Neighbor ministry is in need of the following and must be in good working condition:
    • Truck (½ ton or 1 ton)
    • Steel shelving units
    • Office Fax machine
    • Office Copier
    • Upright or Chest freezers
    • Cleaning Supplies
    • 6 ft. or 8-ft folding tables
    • 6 ft. or 8 ft. table cloths
    • Vacuum Cleaner
    • Computer Equipment and stands

During the next year the Feed Your Neighbor sites will be transitioning their intake process to a new online computer program. This will allow us to collect more accurate statistics. We are looking for individuals or groups to pay for sponsorships of internet connection services for the TAM Feed Your Neighbor sites. The estimated cost per site is $50.00. If you are interested in donating or sponsoring a site feel free to contact Donnajean Stockmaster at 419-242-7401 ext. 145.

All donations can be sent to 3043 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH 43606.  Please specify that the gift is for Feed Your Neighbor Ministry.

Contact Information:
Contact Donnajean Stockmaster at 419-242-7401 ext. 145

Links:

The Ohio Benefit Bank
Second Harvest
Good Search
Toledo Farmers Market
Humane Ohio

 



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