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.

Giving to the food pantry

Our Emergency Choice Food Pantry serves approximately 900 individuals every month. It can be difficult to keep necessary items on the shelves. That's why we welcome donations of all sizes. You can drop off your donation at our Toledo office during normal business hours. If your donation is larger or you require assistance bringing it inside our office, please call us in advance at 419-243-9178 to set up a time to drop off.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to our Emergency Choice Food Pantry, please follow this link.

amazon logoOur Food Pantry also has an Amazon wish list with items that you can purchase and have shipped directly to us. To shop that list, please follow this link.

Service & Programs Details

Toledo Food Pantry

Our Toledo pantry is open to everyone, regardless of zip code. We supply individuals with a 5-day supply of food. As a choice pantry, clients get to pick which items they want from each of our sections; the total amount is determined by family size.

July Distribution
Tuesdays (10 a.m.-12 p.m.): July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Thursdays (9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.): July 11, 18, 25
*Please note, our Pantries will be closed on July 4

August Distribution
Tuesdays (10 a.m.-12 p.m.): Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27
Thursdays (9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.): Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

September Distribution
Tuesdays (10 a.m.-12 p.m.): Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24
Thursdays (9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.): Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26

Call 419-243-9178 on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday to register

* We cannot always accommodate walk-ups, so registration is encouraged

Photo ID and proof of residence are required

Clients may come once per month

Findlay Food Pantry

Findlay Food Pantry is open Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

If you require food, please call 2-1-1 to locate a pantry nearby.

LSS Personal Needs Pantries

LSS of Northwestern Ohio offers personal needs pantries at four locations in the area. Individuals are allowed to use one of the pantries up to four times per year.

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

Visits to the pantries are by appointment only. Appointments are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and scheduling begins on the first of each month. Once all appointments are booked, there will be no more spots until the following month.

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

Feed Your Neighbor Sites

Mustard Seed
5420 302nd Street
Toledo, OH 43611

Hours: Mon. & Wed.: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tues: 4-7 p.m.

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

Hours: 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

St. John's Lutheran Church
5520 Fremont Pike
Stony Ridge, Ohio 43463
Hours: Third Saturday of each month, 7:30-9:15 a.m.

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

Hours: Wed. 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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

Hours: Last Friday of each month, 4-6 p.m.

Faith Lutheran Church
2440 South Ave.
Toledo, OH 43609

Hours: 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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

Hours: 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of the month, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

LSS of Northwestern Ohio
2149 Collingwood Blvd.
Toledo, OH 43620
Hours: Tuesdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.