Islamic Food Bank of Toledo

“He is not a true believer who eats his fill while his neighbor goes hungry.”
–Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The mission of the Islamic Food Bank of Toledo (IFBT) is to empower local Muslims to fulfill their religious obligations to feed the hungry, spread peace, and build bridges between the Muslim community and the community-at-large in Toledo and northwest Ohio. We have proudly served the community since 2008.

 

IFBT’s Programs

The Islamic Food Bank of Toledo (IFBT) has several projects throughout the year:

IFBT Pantry at Perrysburg Heights Community Association (PHCA) – Emergency food pantry created within hours of Ohio governor’s statewide shutdown of schools. Pantry is open to all.

Mobile Food Bank – Prepare, pack, and distribute 300 hot meals at 3 sites in Perrysburg and Toledo on the second Saturday of each month

Breakfast Service – Prepare and serve hot breakfast at St. Paul’s Community Center in downtown Toledo on the third Saturday of each month (in collaboration with ICGT Social Services Committee)

Panera Day-End Dough-Nation Program – The IFBT is an official participant in Panera’s nationwide program and receives unsold bread and bakery items to feed the hungry

Weekender Food Bags – Distribute bags of nutritious food items to children in Perrysburg, Toledo, and Sylvania schools during the school year

Ramadan Food Packages – Distribution of food boxes and chicken to feed a family of four for up to two weeks

Ramadan Hot Meal Program – Distribution of hot meals daily during Ramadan (fasting month)

Udhiyya/Qurbani Program – Fresh meat collection and distribution after Eid ul-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)

Heavy Snack Program – Filling snacks provided to at-risk children in area after-school programs

Year-Round Food Packages – Distribution of food boxes to feed children, families, and individuals in need

Emergency requests as needed

Our Community Impact

The Islamic Food Bank of Toledo has been feeding the hungry and serving the community for over 10 years.

IFBT’s Community Impact in 2019:

100,000+ meals/snacks served to children, families and individuals across 3 counties

5,500 lbs. of fresh meat (lamb and chicken) distributed to families

8,400 volunteer hours logged with representation from all age groups and diverse faith backgrounds

Partners

  • SeaGate Food Bank of Northwest Ohio
  • Helping Hands of St. Louis
  • Perrysburg Heights Community Center (PHCA) 
  • St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
  • Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church
  • St. Paul’s Community Center
  • After-School All-Stars (ASAS-OH)
  • YMCA of Greater Toledo
  • Sunshine Communities
  • Perrysburg Schools
  • Sylvania Schools
  • Neighbors of Hope

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