Care and Share is a thrift shop that supports Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches that shares God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. Care and Share offer our local communities a store in which to make a difference by donations, shopping, and volunteering.
Ten Thousand Villages is the largest nonprofit fair trade store in Northwest Ohio offering a unique selection of handmade global gifts, home decor, oriental rugs, jewelry, and personal accessories that represent the diverse cultures of artisan partners in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
The MLK Kitchen for the Poor is located in Toledo’s central city and feeds more than 200 people each day, including school children and the elderly. Some clients live in nearby housing projects or single-story family homes while others are homeless. They “offer hope and acceptance to those in need, keeping in mind the dignity of all persons. We help anyone who walks through our doors, regardless of age, sex, religion, political beliefs, or race. We feed the homeless and those with low incomes. We provide hope where there seems to be none.”
It is the goal of the Archbold Fish Pantry to assist low-income Archbold families on a short-term basis, particularly those in a crisis situation, and share God’s love and grace with all.
Individuals or families living within the Archbold school district or with an Archbold mailing address or who regularly attend a church that supports the Archbold Fish Pantry are eligible to receive assistance. Help is given through food each month, an emergency phone line that is available for crisis situations, such as help with rent, electric, gas, prescriptions, etc.
Food pantry distribution days:
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
A free meal for the Archbold community is provided each Tuesday evening from 5:00-6:00 pm. St John’s Christian Church hosts the meal during the months of January – March, and July – September. Zion hosts April – June, and October – December. A local Alcoholics Anonymous support group also meets at Zion on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm.