Community Resources and Supports

BGCS and Community Resources 


Table of contents:


  1. Academic Resources

  2. Food

  3. Additional services

  4. Other helpful phone numbers

  5. Childcare 

  6. Mental Health 

  7. Internet/Technology Resources 

  8. Ohio Unemployment 

  9. Talking with Children about COVID-19


  1. Academic Resources:


For specific questions regarding homework/assignments contact your teacher via email 


If you need additional support, contact your counselor and they can direct you to building Intervention Specialists


Contact the people below for questions:

High School

HS Principal - Jeff Dever - 

HS Assistant Principal - Dan Black - 

HS Counselor A-F Doug Niekamp - 

HS Counselor G-N Lori Maas - 

HS Counselor O-Z Amanda McBride - 

Middle School

MS Principal - Eric Radabaugh-

MS Assistant Principal- Michel Bechstein-

MS Counselor - Deb Ondrus-

MS Counselor - Morgan Ott- 


Kenwood Principal- Kathleen Daney-

Kenwood Counselor- Elise Buchhop-


Crim Principal- Zeb Kellough-

Crim Counselor- Mary Beth Ellison-


Principal - Alyssa Karaffa -

School Counselor- Jordan Opfer -


  1. Food Resources:


Bowling Green City School District - Grab & Go Meals


BGCS Delivery Meals

  • Transportation will also offer the drop off of both a cold breakfast and lunch option daily to students throughout the district. Parents interested in using this option, must contact Abby Forschner at by ­noon on Sunday each week during the shutdown, so that students may be included in the transportation route for the upcoming week. Drop off points daily for delivered meals will be from 9:30 – 10:30am at the following locations:

    • Milton Center – Township Building

    • Custar – St. Louis Church

    • Rudolph – Rudolph Christian Church

    • Portage – Village Hall

    • Sugar Ridge – Sugar Ridge Community Church.

  • Please note that these locations can change in response to demand or lack thereof. The food being provided each week will be posted on Monday on the Food Services portion of the district site.


Dayspring Church

  • Dayspring Church will continue the “grab and go” breakfast and lunch options that the school district is providing into the weekends. Breakfast/Lunches may be picked up at Dayspring Church (17360 N. Dixie Hwy, Bowling Green, OH 43402) on Fridays from 5-8pm or Saturdays from 8-10am. Delivery of meals may also be requested. Parents interested in this option may sign up from the website, or by emailing Jeremy Metzger at Sign ups for weekend meals must be received by WEDNESDAY of each week.

  • Dayspring will also be offering Wednesday Night Drive Thru Dinners on Wednesday nights from 5-9pm. To sign up for these go to or email Jeremy at Sign ups for these must be received by Monday of each week.





JR Bobcat Basics Food Pantry 


Bowling Green Ohio Food Delivery Page


Jimmy Johns

  • Meal Assistance

  • March 16th through April 3rd

  • Free “slim” or “little john” per school-aged child.



BG Christian Food Pantry

  •  419 Gould   Suite 6

  •  419-353-5174 or 419-601-2760

  •  Tues -Wed- 1pm-3pm, Thurs 6pm-8pm, Fri-Sat. 1-3pm

  •  Website: 

Dayspring Assembly of God

  • 17360 N. Dixie Hwy

  • 419-352-0672

  • Mon-Thursday 8a.m.-4p.m, Sunday 10:30-12 noon

  • Willing to consider many different needs

  • No restrictions

  • Email: Jeremy Metzger at 

St. Aloysius Food Pantry

  •  150 S. Enterprise

  •  419-352-4195

  •  Mon- Fri 10-noon, 1 p.m.-3p.m. (If food is still available.)

  •  Currently only serving 10 families a day due to demand.

  •  ID is not required.

  •  Email: 


St. Thomas More Food Pantry

  • 425 Thurstin Ave.

  •  419-352-7555

  • Tues.& Thurs. 10-noon, 1p.m.-4p.m.

  •  Individuals are asked to sign that they meet income requirements, but no proof is needed

  •  Email: 

First United Methodist Church (FUM)

  • 1526 E. Wooster

  • 419-353-0682 or 419-705-4296

  • Email:,

  • Facebook: First United Methodist Church Food Pantry, Bowling Green, Oh 43402

Brown Bag Food Project

  • 419-960-5345

  • 530 Sandridge Rd., BG as of 2/18/19

  • 419-960-5345 (Available 24 hours.)

  • Office open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5pm-8pm

  • Call for food pick-up / deliveries for homebound residents (unable to leave without assistance)

  • 3-5 days supply of food and toiletries

  • No restrictions on clients except that they must live in Wood County.

 St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

  • 315 S. College Dr.

  •  419-353-9305

  •  Wednesdays  5:30p.m., September through May

  •  No restrictions


  1.  Additional Services

Laundry & Shower Services – Broken Chains Church

  • 1234 N. Main St.  Woodland Mall

  • Call Pastor Diana at 419-340-0652

  • Call for details


Clothing - The Fringe Thrift Store – Broken Chains Church

  • 1234 N. Main St. Woodland Mall

  • Call Pastor Diana at 419-340-0652

  • Low-cost clothing & kitchenware

  • Tues – Sat  10a.m. – 7p.m.

Clothing - Deacon’s Shop – First Presbyterian Church

  • 126 S. Church St.

  • 419-352-5176

  • Free clothes.

  • Thurs  9:30-11:00a.m.

Prenatal Care, Pregnancy Support, and Parental Care Classes– BG Pregnancy Center

  • 531 Ridge Street

  • 419-354-4673

  • Free formula, pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, baby clothes, diapers,  & sometimes furniture.

  • Open on Monday 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

  • Call for additional information

  • Website: 

Furniture– St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

  • 315 S. College Dr.

  • 419-353-9305

  • By appointment, irregular hours.

  • Furniture – Salvation Army or 2-1-1 referral required

Wood County United Way 2-1-1 Service

  • Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-650-4357

  • Information & Referral for various needs  

Wood County Continuum of Care


 Salvation Army in Wood County

  • 1045 N. Main St. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

  • 419-352-5918

  • Description of services: Provides services for short-term emergency shelter assistance, utility assistance, prescription drug payment assistance, food, job referrals, housing, transportation expense assistance and temporary financial assistance.

  • Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1p.m.-4 p.m.

  • Demonstrate need for eligibility

  • Call for appointment

  • Picture ID, birth certificate, Social Security cards, proof of income and proof of address

  • Services: Disaster Related Clothing/Emergency Supplies, Electric Service Payment Assistance, Food Pantries, Gas Service Payment Assistance, Homeless Motel Vouchers, Homeless Shelter for Families, Prescription Expense Assistance, Transportation Expense Assistance, Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance, Water Service Payment Assistance 

Wood County Area Ministries - BG

  • 315 S. College Drive

  • 419-352-1322

  • Assist with electrical, utility, and medical prescriptions.

  • Help people obtain birth certificates

  • Combine monies with other agencies to help people pay for electrical, utility, and medical prescriptions.

  • Help people obtain birth certificates

  • Have an intake form that requires individuals to list their income, employment, and employee information.

  • Email: 

Bowling Green Alliance Church

  • 1161 Napoleon Rd, Bowling Green, OH 43402

  • 419-352-3623

  • Arnie Buehler - Lead Pastor

  • Willing to offer assistance for school, families, and community


  1. Other Helpful Phone Numbers

 NET Plus – Free Transportation to non-emergency medical, dental, and mental health appointments. Open to all income levels. Must schedule prior to visit.  844-353-6779

Wood County Job and Family Services – SNAP Program/Food Stamps

  • 1928 E. Gypsy Lane Road

  • Bowling Green, OH 43402

  • (419) 352-7566

 WIC (Women, Infants, Children Program) – Monthly supplemental foods on WIC Card

  • 639 S. Dunbridge Road, Suite 3

  • Bowling Green, OH 43402

  • (419) 354-9661


  1. Childcare Resources:

Visit church information above 

BG Jr. Bobcat Basics Facebook Page: 


  1. Mental Health Resources:

For a Crisis situation or Emergency call 911 or one of the crisis agencies listed below.


For other non- emergency concerns, please contact your school counselor for assistance or director of pupil services Melanie Garbig 419-409-6182


Children’s Resource Center - 24 hour crisis center - 419-352-7588

Kobacker Center- University of Toledo - 24 hour crisis center - 419-383-4000


High School

HS Counselor A-F Doug Niekamp - 

HS Counselor G-N Lori Maas - 

HS Counselor O-Z Amanda McBride - 

Middle School

MS Counselor - Debbie Ondrus-

MS Counselor - Morgan Ott- 


Crim Counselor- Mary Beth Ellison-


Kenwood Counselor- Elise Buchhop-


School Counselor- Jordan Opfer -


  1. Internet and Technology Resources:


Parents guide to Google Classroom:


Spectrum Internet

  • Beginning March 16, Spectrum will make its services available for free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have internet through the company. They will also be opening its WiFi hotspots for public use. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

  • To enroll in the program, call 1-844-488-8395. 


Panda Technologies 

  • Panda Technologies are looking for students/families that need to borrow a computer (free of cost) in order to do their school work. 

  • 419-353-2015  9am-5pm



  1. Ohio Unemployment 


Quick access to financial support if you are no longer allowed to work due to Corona Virus Quarantine 


  1.  Talking With Children About COVID-19


This resource can help guide your conversations with your children about the Corona Virus.


Note: Resources are prone to change and update on a regular basis as new information arises 


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Bowling Green, OH 43402
Phone: 419-352-3576
Fax: 419-352-1701