Community Volunteer Opportunities
While there are many on campus opportunities, like the mobile pantries and t-shirt bags, there are many other community opportunities. Please follow the links for more information on taking action to get involved:
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.
They are located at 530 Sand Ridge Rd, Bowling Green, Ohio, and are normally open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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!
St. Mark’s is located at 315 S College Drive and has many local missions to help the community. During the school year, St. Mark’s offers a free hot meal on Wednesdays at 6pm. You can help volunteer to help cook or serve and are also welcome to join for the meal!
While the mobile pantry at BGSU is only monthly during the academic semester, Food for Thought has many programs that are always looking for individual and group volunteers in the Toledo area. You can help with Friday night lunch packing, Saturday mini mobile meals, other mobile food pantries, the warehouse or other special events.