Alice Seagate Food Bank

The Founder of SeaGate Food Bank in Toledo

The Legacy of Alice.

In the 1970s, our founder Alice Mosiniak was the Toledo director for the National Association for Human Development, an organization that trained jobless (and often alone) senior citizens. When she asked a group of fifty seniors to bring lunch to a meeting, only two did. And she learned that most of them didn’t know where their next meal would come from.

Alice found this totally unacceptable. Driven by a sense of compassion and focused squarely on the problem, she enlisted the help of local officials and business leaders for support. She started distributing food out of her garage and by 1980, SeaGate Food Bank found a new home –Toledo’s first regional food collection and distribution center.

Today, SeaGate Food Bank operates an 85,000 square foot warehouse with a freezer and walk-in cooler. Through our partnerships with over 400 non-profit food pantries and programs, we provide over 15 million pounds of food to the community at no cost. This network of programs enables us to serve over 120,000 individuals each month.