Brown Bag Food Project of Northwest Ohio
14.8% of Wood County Residents Struggle with Food Insecurity
2018 Highlights and Milestones
As we say goodbye to 2018, the volunteers of Brown Bag Food Project would like to take a look back at our highlights and milestones of the past year.
We have seen a considerable increase in the number of community members that we are able to help with an average of 300 individual clients per month (double our monthly average for 2017). In addition to providing our 5-7 days of food and hygiene items, we provided additional services.
We were able to raise funds for migrant workers’ food deliveries in connection with La Connexion. With the assistance of Thayer Nissan, we provided 50 local families with a complete, traditional Thanksgiving meal. We also organized the city-wide food canvas in honor of MLK’s national day of service.
We definitely owe a great deal of thanks to numerous community and BGSU businesses, organizations, and individuals for supporting us through monetary donations and food drives. Brown Bag relies on the generosity of our local supporters to continue to help alleviate food insecurity in Wood County. A few of our larger sponsors include: Vehtek, ACT BG, Riehms, Walmart, Perrysburg Panera, Painted Clovers, Day Mark, and Thayer Nissan, just to name a few.
Our hope is to continue to connect with the community and to help even more individuals in need. We are asking all of you to help us to grow and make Wood County a better place for all.
Amy Jo Holland
Brown Bag Food Project Director
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.
We are located at 115 W. Merry St, Suite B, Bowling Green, Ohio, and we are normally open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. However, if you need to speak with a representative for any reason, contact us here. If needed, we can arrange someone to help you any day of the week.