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FRN is a nation-wide non-profit organization that is run by college students around the nation. It was founded in 2011 at the University of Maryland, and in 2013 FRN became a national organization. There are currently 198 chapters in 44 states, and collectively the organization has recovered over 1.7 million pounds of food. The organization works with Chartwell’s dining services to collect food from the dining halls every Thursday morning at 8 a.m. and the delivers the food to either the First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green or to the Cherry Street Mission in Toledo. The organization has also held several canned food drives. Since this organization began, they have recovered more than 3,000 pounds of food that would have been wasted without their help!
FMSC is a Christian-based, volunteer organization that focuses on improving the lives of malnourished children across the world in 70 countries. The purpose of this organization is to raise money and recruit volunteers for the annual FMSC Mobile Pack that takes place in the Spring. At the Mobile Pack, volunteers pack food that will is then sent around the world to feed malnourished children. The goal is to get these children healthy again in just a matter of months!
The Brown Bag Food Project is a local non-profit that seeks to address issues of food insecurity in Wood County, Ohio. The 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 Brown Bag Food Project had a major milestone in November 2016 with the opening of our offices at 115 W. Merry St, Suite B, Bowling Green. The location expanded storage capabilities and added the element for walk up assistance during office hours. Brown Bag Food Project continues to increase its influence in Wood County with the help of dedicated volunteers as well as generous donors.
The Common Good in BG focuses on providing a safe and shared space where people of different walks of life, faith traditions, cultures, beliefs, and passions can come together to learn about themselves and the world. They offer free programs to the community, including dinner dialogues and community gardening. The Common Good is always looking for individual and group volunteers.
Since 1975, Wood County Committee on Aging has provided seniors throughout Wood County with the resources they need to maintain their independence and enjoy this season of life. Congregate and home-delivered meals are services that many seniors rely on and therefore there is always a need for volunteers!