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Information about food insecurity, resources available, and ways to eat healthy on a budget!

* Food Insecurity Information.docx
Learn more about food insecurity
* Student Resources.docx
Resources available to students
* Wood County Resources.docx
A composite list of resources in Wood County (available to students, staff, faculty, and community members)
* BGSU Food Insecurity Survey Presentation.pptx
This powerpoint presentation highlights the prevalence of food insecurity and the programs in place to assist students
* Eating Healthy on a Budget.pdf
Tips to lower your grocery bill and still eat healthy!
* Good and Cheap cookbook.pdf
A cookbook filled with nutritious and budget friendly meals

Local Food Pantries and Campus Resources

Falcon Care program 

Falcon Care is a program through Dining Services and the Dean of Students that  allows students with a meal plan to donate unused meal swipes to students who are in need of food.  

Students can donate one swipe per week at The Oaks or Carillon Place, which will be put into a "swipe bank" those in need can access. Students who are in need of food can then contact the Office of the Dean of Students to get a referral for the program to make them eligible to receive a meal card that contains five swipes for an all-you-care-to-eat facility.

St. Mark's Community Meals

Are you in need of volunteer hours or a free hot meal? St. Mark's in Bowling Green (419-353-9305 | 315 S. College Dr.) offers a weekly event called Wednesday Night Live that provides a free hot meal to anyone in the community. The meal is provided every Wednesday at 6pm and welcomes everyone in the community.

Brown Bag Food Project

  • Once every 6 months
  • 419-960-5345 (Available 24 hours.)
  • 115 W. Merry Street, Suite B, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
  • Call for food pick-up / deliveries for homebound residents (unable to leave without assistance)
  • Distribute hygiene products and baby itemsThe Brown Bag Food Project is a local non-profit that seeks to address issues of food insecurity in Wood County.  Brown Bag Food Project provides individuals in need with a one-time supply of food to help meet their immediate food needs.

St. Thomas More Food Pantry

  • 425 Thurstin Ave. | 419-352-7555
  • Tuesday and Thursday 9-12 p.m., 1p.m.-4p.m.
  • Individuals are asked to sign that they meet income requirements, but no proof is needed.
  • Right across the street from Dunkin.

First United Methodist Church (FUM)

  • 1526 E. Wooster | 419-353-0682
  • Main pass out is the first Friday of the month  10 a.m. - 11:30a.m.
  • Office staff are willing to distribute food as needed for individuals who visit the church and express need. Church office hours during the summer are 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • During the academic year the church office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • Qualifications based upon declared income or having just lost a job.
  • Proof of income / current ID
  • 1 bag per household, 1 time per month

SNAP Calculator   

  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as food stamps, is a federal assistance program based on need. This tool will help determine if you are eligible for SNAP benefits. 
  • Note: This tool is not an application for SNAP benefits.

Wood County Area Ministries (WAM)

  • 315 S. College Drive | 419-352-1322
  • Assist with electrical, utility, and medical prescriptions.
  • Help people obtain birth certificates
  • Have an intake form that requires individuals to list their income, employment, and employee information.
  • Help is capped at $450 per family per year