Volunteers Impact Food Pantry

LSS food pantries helped families to prepare more than 100,000 meals last year – a huge and vital offering gathered from donations and served up by some of the most devoted volunteers on the planet. These programs are extra busy through Fall and Winter months; and LSS volunteers step up in response to increased needs. Our Volunteers were thankful and greatly encouraged by a Thrivent Action grant for our Toledo Emergency Food Pantry.

This gift enabled purchase of quality, nutritional and much needed food – right now for families experiencing emergency needs. 

Thrivent Action Grants encourage “hands on” ministries. Highlighting just a couple examples of how this works: 

  • LSS Volunteers were thankful and greatly encouraged by a Thrivent Action Grant for our Toledo Emergency Food Pantry. This gift enabled purchase of quality, nutritional and much needed food – right now for families experiencing emergency needs.
  • Belle Osburn, a former Volunteer of the Year, applied for a Thrivent Grant, matched it with her own $250.00; and bought 154 pounds of ground chuck for the our Toledo Pantry. 

Thank you Thrivent. Thank you Belle and all LSS Volunteers!

For the Emergency Food Pantry locations and hours, navigate to the Emergency Choice Food Pantry page.

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio (LSSNWO) is a Christian agency founded in 1911 by the Fremont Conference of the American Lutheran Church. LSSNWO is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and recognized by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). More than 200 Lutheran congregations in Northwestern Ohio are corporate members of LSSNWO. Lutheran Social Services also is a member of one of the nation’s largest service organization – Lutheran Services of America.