Emergency Choice Food Pantry

The Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio operates two Emergency Choice Food Pantries to help the families of the area in times of need. For more information, call 419-243-9178.

Documents needed to receive food include:

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of address (Utility bill in your name)
  • Social Security or Medicaid number

Toledo Emergency Choice Food Pantry

  • LSS Toledo Office - 2149 Collingwood Blvd. Toledo, OH 43620
  • Call 419-243-9178 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday to register.

Findlay Emergency Choice Food Pantry

  • LSS Findlay Office - 1701 Tiffin Ave. Findlay, OH 45840
    The Findlay Food Pantry is funded, in part, by the West Ohio Food Bank and Findlay Area Donors.

Service & Programs Details

Toledo Food Pantry

Food pantry distribution hours have changed! We will no longer offer Wednesday dates. Instead, our Thursday hours have been extended.

You are required to register and show an I.D. and proof of residency.

 November Distribution

Tuesdays (10 a.m.-12 p.m.): Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27
Thursdays (9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.): Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30
NOTE: LSS offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving Day

December Distribution

Tuesdays (10 a.m.-12 p.m.): Dec. 5, 12, 19
Thursdays (9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.): Dec. 7, 14, 21
NOTE: LSS offices will be closed between Dec. 25-Jan. 1 for the holidays

 January 2024 Distribution

Tuesdays (10 a.m.-12 p.m.): Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Thursdays (9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.): Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25

Call 419-243-9178 Monday through Friday to register

Photo ID and proof of residence are required

Clients may come once per month

Findlay Food Pantry

Findlay Food Pantry will be open on Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

If you are in need of food, please call 2-1-1 to locate a pantry nearest to you.

LSS Personal Needs Pantries

  • Faith Lutheran Church (South Toledo)
  • Advent Lutheran Center (Sylvania, W. Toledo)
  • First St. John Lutheran Church (E. Toledo, Oregon)
  • Grace Lutheran Church (W. Toledo)

By appointment ONLY!

Call 419-243-9178 to schedule an appointment. You can receive hygiene items up to 4 times a year.

Feed Your Neighbor Sites

Mustard Seed
5420 302nd Street
Toledo, OH 43611

Hours: Mon: 10am-2pm, Tues: 4-7pm, Wed: 10am-2pm

Zion Lutheran Church
8307 Memorial Hwy.
Ottawa Lake, MI 48267

Hours: 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month, 10am-12pm

Epiphany Lutheran Church
915 N. Reynolds Rd.
Toledo, OH 43615

Hours: Thurs. 10am-12pm

Fairgreen Presbyterian Church
3220 W. Laskey Rd.
Toledo, OH 43613

Hours: Fridays 10am-12pm

Faith Lutheran Church
2440 South Ave.
Toledo, OH 43609

Hours: 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, 10am-12pm

Wesley United Methodist Church
2934 Stickney Ave.
Toledo, OH 43608

Hours: Last three Saturdays of the month, 8:30-10:30am