New food pantry opens in Toledo, looking to help LGBTQ community

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Equality Toledo has worked hard over the last few months to help those who need it.

That includes members of the LGBTQ community who need hygiene products and need food assistance.

"Unfortunately, Ohio is one of 3 states in the entire country that won't allow trans people to change their gender marker on their IDs," says former Equality Toledo Executive Director Nick Komives.

"In some cases, their ID may not match with the way that they present. So here they won't have any issue accessing the needs that they might have to have met."

The pantry is inside the Collingwood Presbyterian Church and is opens Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Tuesdays from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz says it's great to see Toledo helping it's own.

"You know, Toledo has its challenges, but there's nothing that's wrong with Toledo that cant be fixed by what's right with Toledo," he says. "This is another example of something that's right with our city."

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