food pantry

Begin October 1st and running throughout the remainder of the year, we will hold a food drive to stock our pantry for the holidays.  The Center will be open Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM for drop-off donations.  Through the food pantry, TBIRC provides much needed assistance to those suffering the debilitating effects of neurological disorders including not only traumatic brain injury (TBI) but also stroke, chemo-brain as the result of brain cancer, multiple sclerosis and other disorders.  Our pantry, however, offers more than just sustenance; we use it to teach brain injury survivors and their caregivers how important proper nutrition is to brain health, rehabilitation, and recovery.

The pantry serves as a focal point in our programming.  Individuals that participate in therapy with a purpose tend to get more from their efforts; and through our pantry, survivors help others.  Following multi-step instructions in structured workstations, they prepare care packages for distribution by a local food pantry.  Last year, we assembled 2,162 care packages, and the need in our community has only increased in 2022.  Year-to-date, we have already made 1,800 care packages and anticipate the need to increase over the holiday season.

The Center seeks corporate sponsors to support this event.   If you and your organization would like to support our drive, we can do most of the work for you!  We have food receptacles with signage to make the process simple.  Just call us at 419-214-0555 to arrange for receptacle drop-off.  When you’re ready, call us back and we will pick it up.

Food Pantry Wish List

Brain injury survives require high levels of protein to promote recovery!

  • High protein pasta/pasta sauce any kind
  • Canned meat (tuna, chicken, etc.)
  • High protein pancake mix/syrup
  • Peanut butter/Jelly
  • Manwich sloppy joe mix
  • Noodles any kind
  • Beans any kind
  • Protein bars any kind with low sugar content
  • Protein drinks any kind with  low sugar content
  • Crackers any kind
  • Soup any kind with high protein
  • Sugar, flour, vegetable oil or olive oil
  • Macaroni and cheese any kind
  • Toiletries/dish soap/paper towels
  • New socks, gloves, hats or underwear any size