Brown Bag Food Project of Northwest Ohio

14.8% of Wood County Residents Struggle with Food Insecurity


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 530 Sand Ridge Rd, 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.

Upcoming Events

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Artists vs. Hunger: Empty Soup Bowl Event

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Join us for our first annual empty soup bowl event, "Artists vs. Hunger" and help fight food insecurity in Wood County! When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where: Wood County Historical Center and Museum 13660 County Home Rd, Bowling Green Cost: $15 Minimum Donation Proceeds to benefit the Brown Bag Food Project. The BGSU Clay Club donated handmade bowls for this event. Your donation will give you admission to the Wood County Historical Museum, as well as the opportunity to pick a beautiful bowl, and get a soup meal, which is also donated by generous community businesses and volunteers. 419-960-5345 This event is made possible by the Bowling Green State University Clay Club and the Wood County Historical Society.