Day of Caring

The 2020 Day of Caring Blood Drive was held at Trinity Friends Family Living Center from 12 noon to 6pm on Friday, September 25, 2020.  The American Red Cross set the goal of 75 units of blood to be collected… Van Wert area community members did better than that, and donated 96 units of blood, potentially helping 288 patients!!  THANK YOU!

The annual Day of Caring Food Drive will look a bit different this year due to the pandemic.  There will be two opportunities to donate food to stock the shelves of our local food pantries.

On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24 & 25, there will be a “Stuff the Truck” event at the Van Wert Walmart from 11am – 4pm.  Purchase non-perishable food items and drop them in the grocery cart next to the truck at the entrance for your non-contact donation.  Our volunteers will sort and load the truck and deliver to the food pantries.  You’ll recognize our volunteers because they’ll be wearing these awesome T-shirts!  Thanks to all of our sponsors – without their support, we wouldn’t be able to assist our food pantries! 


On Saturday morning, Oct. 31 from 8am – 12 noon, you are welcome to drop off your food donations directly at one (or all) of the food pantries listed below.  This will be a “drive-thru” donation drop off event.

Salvation Army, 120 N. Cherry St. (across from the YWCA)

The Food Co-Op at First United Methodist Church
113 W. Central Ave (across from Fountain Park)

The Food Pantry at Trinity Friends Church
605 N. Franklin St. (near Vantage Career Center)

If you have any questions, please call the United Way Office at 419.238.6689


Follow us on Facebook!