Amy Jo Holland, Brown Bag Food Project Director
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:...more
The Brown Bag Food Project held a second event with Pints and Paintswhich draw a larger crowd than our first event and helped raise nearly $400 to help Wood County families.
Pints ‘n’ Paints is a locally-owned and operated painting party studio which opened in 2015 in Perrysburg, Ohio. Join us in a fun, relaxed environment to create your own masterpiece while sharing a drink with your friends.
Owner Kelly Heuss is a professional artist with over 20 years of experience. She has a bit of an unconventional creative background in both traditional and digital media, and now she’s bringing her knowledge to you! Starting her first business at the age of 15 as an airbrush artist, she went on to work in various creative capacities at Cedar Point amusement park, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, Ocean Park Hong Kong and more. Some of her past roles include topiary designer, character artist, animation program instructor, painter, and special fx makeup artist. – From http://www.pintsnpaints.com/about/
The Brown Bag Food Project is happy to announce a new way you can assist feeding the hungry in Wood County. The Brown Bag Food Project has been accepted as an official nonprofit organization (NPO) eligible to take part in the Kroger Community Rewards Program.
Taken from the Kroger website, “Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards”.
Simply sign up for the community rewards program, and every time you swipe your card while checking out, a portion of your total shopping total is donated to the Brown Bag Food Project.
Every little bit counts as we attempt to fight hunger in Wood County. The more community members in Wood County that sign up, the more we can spend on helping feeding residents in need of emergency food assistance.
To sign up click here to sign in with your account to add...more
The Brown Bag Food Project, a local food assistance organization started in 2015, is coordinating this year’s MLK, Jr. Day of Service Food Drive in Bowling Green. The event will span two days over the holiday weekend beginning Saturday, January 16.
The MLK Jr. Day of Service is a nationwide focus in local communities to promote actions locally to assist and give back.
Events such as Food Drives and assistance with nonprofits are common themes in communities across the United States. In Bowling Green, the annual tradition has focused on food assistance and the need for stocking pantries and organizations that service those facing hunger in our community.
In coordination with BGSU students as well as local residents, the Brown Bag Food Project has taken the lead for this year’s Food Drive. The food drive will entail two days of collection of food from area residents spanning all of Bowling Green. In order to cover solid ground in the collection effort, the Brown Bag Food Project is attempting to coordinate volunteers to fill five shifts of community canvassing...more
With limited donations and volunteers, the Brown Bag Food Project found a way to spread cheer for 15 families in Wood County for Thanksgiving.
The organization was pleased that we were able to brighten the holiday mood for 15 families in need this Thanksgiving. Although there are many that were in need of help, the opportunity to assist at least a few families makes a huge difference.
With the busy pace of the holiday and rush of shopping for holiday shopping, we were still able to find volunteers and donations to make this event possible.
“Between friends and family, and postings on our facebook page, we were able to find enough volunteers and donations to impact 15 families for Thanksgiving”
Our reliance is on donations from generous contributions from friends, family, and the local community. With your help we can impact more lives in such a positive way, and fight hunger in Wood County. If you are interested in providing a donation, please click here today!
Our hope is that as we head...more