Falcon Care and the Grab and Go program are a meal assistance program that lends a helping hand to students facing financial hardships. Falcon Care is donated meal swipes that are provided to student in need of food relief up to 5 swipes per semester. 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. Grab and Go bags have basic ingredients with recipes of students to make their own meals. If you find yourself in need of this program please visit the Dean of Students (BTSU 301), Counseling Center, Residence Life, or the Falcon Health Center.
The Mobile Food Pantry is sponsored by Food for Thought in Toledo and visits campus once per month. This event is open to any students, staff, faculty, or community members. We have fresh produce and nonperishable food as well as tips for eating healthy while on a limited budget. The dates for spring 2019 are February 26th, March 26th, and April 23rd from 2-4pm in the Jerome Library Parking Lot (Lot N). If there is inclement weather the pantry will be moved to the Health and Human Service Building Lobby (across the street from Lot N).
Local Food Pantries and Resources
419 Gould St. Suite 6 | 419-353-5174
To reach the pantry follow Lehman Avenue and turn onto access road right next to railroad tracks. The pantry is in the gray building on your left with signage on the door. This food pantry accepts students with a referral. Students can receive a referral from the Dean of Students office or through Dani Haynes the student case manager in BTSU 301. They are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 1-3pm and Thursdays 6-8pm. Students can come once every two months.
1526 E. Wooster | 419-353-0682
Main pass out is the first Friday of the month 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Office staff are willing to distribute food as needed for individuals who visit and express need. During the academic year the church office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 1 bag per household and you can only come one time per month.
- 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.
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
Information about food insecurity, resources available, and ways to eat healthy on a budget!