Continue United Food Challenge

Contest Entry: 4/3 – 4/28

First Round: 5/1 – 5/8

Final Round: May 24 at Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center

Final contestants will recreate their dishes for a panel of judges and audience members

In an effort to bring awareness to the Greater Toledo food pantry network and its challenges, Continue United is proud to host a community-wide cooking competition. Community members will compete on behalf of a food pantry in Lucas, Ottawa or Wood County for an ultimate prize.

The rising costs of grocery store items and the expiration of pandemic-related SNAP benefits are forcing our local food pantries to serve more families than ever. This challenge will bring awareness to the food pantry network and encourage greater support from the community.


  1. Fill out the entry form and pay a $35 donation fee
  2. Create a dish using the required ingredients
  3. Email continueunited@unitedwaytoledo.org a picture of your dish, recipe list, and the food pantry are representing. *If you need assistance finding a pantry, visit the 211 Database and look for the one closest to your zip code.
  4. Follow Continue United on Facebook and share your dish and try to get the most likes, comments & shares!


  • Protein (meat, tofu, etc.)
  • Grain/Starch (noodles, pasta, rice, etc.)
  • Canned good
  • Must cost $30 or less
  • Can feed a family of four


$200 gift certificate to a local restaurant and

Donation to the food pantry you represented