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Ottawa County Ohio food banks and pantries.

Whether it is a free box of food, or other basic needs such as clothing or Christmas meals or gifts, the food pantries in Ottawa County Ohio are one of the main resources to use. Each non-profit has an application process that will look at the families income, need, and other factors. The food pantries are also only open limited hours and days of the month.

When found eligible, a family will be given emergency food for addressing a crisis as well as other support. If an applicant needs personal hygiene items, or maybe Christmas gifts or meals for their child, then this may be arranged too. Or get information on the application process for WIC vouchers or food stamps. While there are no guarantees to receiving help, the Ottawa County locations will do their best to satisfy the request.

Jerusalem Township Food Pantry
Address is 9501 Jerusalem Road
Curtice, Ohio 43412
Main phone (419) 836-1210
The food pantry is only for residents of the local town.

Grace Lutheran Church
19255 Witty Road
Elmore, OH 43416
For hours, dial (419) 862-3630
Regardless of religion or faith, the food pantry can offer free meals, boxes of food, clothing (including winter attire) and even Meals on Wheels for the homebound.

Christ Community Church
303 West 4th Street
Genoa, Ohio 43430
The food bank has a limited service area as well as hours of operation.

St Thomas More University Parish
Address: 425 Thurstin St
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Phone - (419) 352-7555
Groceries as well as frozen food and more is provided to approved families.




Church of Truth Ministries
745 South Lake Road
Gypsum, OH 43433
(419) 341-7209
A focus is on senior citizens in Wood County. There may be free food boxes for seniors or home delivery of meals. Other aid may be transportation to a doctor appointment or a Christmas meal and companionship.

Seed Faith Missions and Food Pantry
947 South Lake Street
Gypsum, Ohio 43433
(419) 732-2399

B G Christian Food Pantry
541 W Wooster St
Bowling Green, OH
Dial (419) 353-5174
An emergency food bank is on site. Fresh, perishable goods along with Thanksgiving or other holiday meals are served t qualified families.

St Thomas More University Parish
425 Thurstin St
Bowling Green, OH
(419) 352-7555

Food for Thought Toledo as well as Oak Harbor Alliance Chapel
11805 West State Route 105
Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449
The charity has a mobile food pantry.

Oak Harbor Alliance Chapel
11805 State Route 105
Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449





Church run Oak Harbor Food Pantry
Address: 165 Toussaint Street
Oak Harbor, OH 43449-1313
Dial (419) 898-0852 for intake.
They also support Ottawa County.

Oak House
Address: 1819 East State Road
Port Clinton, OH 43452
For hours, dial (419) 734-4417
The center focuses on the disabled and people with a mental illness. Food, clothing, job programs, and other support is arranged as needed, including applications to SSI or SNAP food stamps.

United Way
1854 East Perry Street Suite 300
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
Telephone number is (419) 734-6645
Only referrals are given. Whether it is a government financial aid program, charity run soup kitchen, or school supply program, the United Way may direct families to a resource for their needs.

Low to moderate income families in Ottawa County can dial 419.242.5000 for information on other emergency food programs. Or they can be put into touch with other, more long term hunger prevention services.



By Jon McNamara


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