Everyone should have the opportunity for a good life: a quality education, adequate income, and a healthy lifestyle. That's why we're working to improve health in our community by mobilizing people and organizations across the public, private and voluntary sectors who have the passion and resources to make it happen. We're committed to helping people begin and sustain healthy lives.
Live Well Greater Toledo is a diverse collaboration of community leaders and organizations working together to promote policy, systems and environmental change for a healthier community. Our focus will allow community members to increase physical activity and improve eating habits, which leads to improved health and well-being. The work of Live Well is in concert with a state-wide network of communities, advocates, organizations, and individuals creating opportunities for improved nutrition and physical activity.
The Goals of Live Well:
- Increase access to fruits and vegetables
- Enhance infrastructure and traffic safety in areas where people walk and/or bike
- Increase availability of healthier food and beverage choices in public venues
- Increase access to physical activity
Be an Ambassador for Health
Looking to impact health and hunger through volunteerism? Become a volunteer as part of our United Way Ambassador Project program! We have the following health opportunities available:
Weekender Program at Leverette School
This project has an incredible impact on students and their families by supplying them with healthy food options for the weekend! Volunteers will help to sort food bags brought by Mobile Meals into classroom groups for students to take home for the weekend.
Oneida Street Greenhouse
United Way Volunteer Center is partnering with Toledo GROWS to impact our health initiative by engaging a group of volunteers at their Oneida greenhouse and garden. The Oneida site has a large greenhouse, multiple gardens, rabbits, chickens, aqua culture and more!
Toledo Seagate Foodbank
The first Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. - noon, volunteers give back to the community by packing boxes with food for seniors. This is a great opportunity for groups!