Member Agency Program
The Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank’s network of member agencies include:
EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRIES: Programs where a person and/or family in need may receive emergency grocery assistance. Care packages or food baskets should consist of at least enough food for 3 days. Restricted from “On-Site-Only” product.
CHOICE FOOD PANTRIES: Client Choice allows clients to choose the foods they receive at the food pantry as opposed to the pre-packaged method, which doesn't take into account their preferences or dietary restrictions. The method of allowing client choice may vary based on product availability and or limited physical space at the pantry (ODJFS definition).
EMERGENCY KITCHENS (Soup Kitchens): Programs that prepare hot meals in large quantities to be served to the general public in the form of a sit-down meal at the location designated on your Letter of Agreement.
EMERGENCY SHELTERS: A program that provides shelter services and serves one or more meals a day on a short-term basis to low-income clients in need.
CONGREGATE SITES: Programs that are designed to provide residential care and guidance for children and mental health clients who are unable to live on their own. These services are provided through licensed agencies that enforce the guidelines established by the State of Ohio.
- Federal and state funded food may not be used by these agencies.
- Restricted from OFP and OASPA programs.
UMBRELLA ORGANIZATIONS: A 501(c)(3) organization with various programs, which an affiliate may be a member of. Examples of an Umbrella Organization may include: a Community Action Program, American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, or Lutheran Social Services.
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