The Rotary Club of Toledo Awards Grant to LSS’s “Our Meals Need Wheels” Initiative
Good news! LSS received a grant from the Toledo Rotary Foundation!
Our sincere and deepest thanks goes to the Rotary Club of Toledo for a generous gift of $10,000 toward the purchase of a new vehicle to pick up food for the LSS Emergency Choice Food Pantry and the Feed Your Neighbor Pantries. This grant for the “Our Meals Need Wheels” project is very much appreciated and accepted by Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio Emergency Choice Pantry on behalf of the individuals and families we serve throughout Lucas County and the City of Toledo.
Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio provides emergency choice food pantry services staffed by volunteers for over 10,000 people in the community annually. Six hundred individuals were served by the LSS and Feed Your Neighbor Pantries from March through July in 2018, and in 2017, the pantries served 51,851 individuals. At least 466,659 meals were provided for individuals and families who were experiencing food insecurity.
Our goal with every person and family served is to offer welcoming and supportive food pantry sites that affirm the dignity of each person who arrives at our door.
The support the Toledo Rotary has provided for the “Our Meals Need Wheels” project will help us gather food donations and deliver them to our main emergency food pantry site in Toledo and other sites as requested by the Feed Your Neighbor network. We now have safe, reliable and suitable “wheels” to deliver fresh dairy, fruits, vegetables and meats that will provide meals for hundreds of families in need.
>p>We look forward to sharing the results of the success of the “Our Meals Need Wheels” project, and the incredible return on investment that the Toledo Rotary Foundation has made to fight hunger in our community.