The Brown Bag Food Project is a local non-profit that seeks to address issues of food insecurity in Wood County, Ohio. Our organization provides individuals with a supply of food to help meet their immediate food needs along with a resource guide to help connect people to additional community resources for long term support.
The idea for the Brown Bag Food Project began in 2013 when our executive director, Amy Holland, noticed a lack of immediate resources available to people struggling with food insecurity. Many found themselves in need of food due to unforeseen circumstances like the loss of a job, unexpected medical expenses, costly car repairs, or a delay in social services. To help, Amy began putting together and distributing bags of food to people in need. After operating informally for over two years, the Brown Bag Food Project attained non-profit status in 2015. Today, the Brown Bag Food Project has helped hundreds of individuals and families in Wood County dealing with food insecurity.