Operation Bread Basket starts collection

PERRYSBURG – Operation Bread Basket is getting a head start this year.
The township charity organization has begun accepting donations early to assist families during the
Christmas season. The group is asking people to drop off any type of item – including food, toys, coats
and money – at the old Perrysburg Township fire hall, 26609 Lime City Road; the Perrysburg Messenger
Journal, 117 E. Second St.; or Perrysburg Care and Rehabilitation, 28546 Starbright Road.
The organization will accept perishables, but not until closer to the giveaway date of Dec. 19 between 9
a.m. and noon.
Checks can be made out to Operation Bread Basket and mailed or dropped off at the township police
department, 26711 Lime City Road.
The program has distributed charitable donations for 31 years and assisted more than 100 families last
year. According to the group, each family served receives enough food staples to last them through the
holiday season.
Additionally, children receive extras such as coats, toys and shoes if needed. The group accepts clothing
for all sizes with an emphasis on coats, jackets, boots, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens.
Applications are available at the first window in the township police department for those living in
Perrysburg Township, Perrysburg city and Rossford. People not living in those areas will be referred to
the Salvation Army, located at 1045 N. Main St. in Bowling Green.
Operation Bread Basket works in conjunction with Perrysburg Christians United, the Salvation Army, Toys
for Tots and other organizations.
Any questions about the program can be left for Barb Rodriguez or Bob Warnimont at (419) 872-8859.