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Our Mission
Good Food Restaurants Charities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting human services organizations and causes in the communities in which Good Food Restaurants operate.  Good Food Restaurants Charities makes grants in three focus areas: 

  • Social services for veterans, especially hunger relief, 

  • Shelter and services for the homeless, 

  • And emergency assistance for families in crisis. 

History and Current Projects
In November 2014, Good Food Restaurants announced the formation of Happy Daz (now Good Food Restaurants) Charities to support, among other causes, the operations of the Blue Star Mothers Veterans Food Pantry in Lima, Ohio. The food pantry, which had lost its former home in Allen County’s Memorial Hall, received a five-year lease at $1 per month to operate in a building owned by Good Food Restaurants owners John and Aimee Heaphy. 


Some of the organizations that Good Food Restaurants Charities has provided funding to:

Veteran's Food Pantry

Lima Rescue Mission

Kathy's House

Mercy Unlimited

City Mission of Findlay

Lima Community Foundation

Agape Ministries

Lots for Soldiers

"MASH" Food Pantry

Save a Warrior Foundation


Salvation Army

Guiding Light

Funding Requests

Grants are made on an ongoing basis by the organization’s independent board of trustees. To request funding please click the "Request Funding" link below.

All monies and proceeds are governed by a third party.


Donations to Good Food Restaurants Charities can be sent to:
Good Food Restaurants Charities 
1860 South Dixie Highway 
Lima, OH 45804

Council on Foundations Ohio

Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant from Good Food Restaurants Charities. We accept grant applications and award grants during (2) time periods throughout the year: Applications accepted in November and December with applicants chosen & awarded in January, and applciations accepted in May and June with applicants chosen & awarded in July. The current time frame for accepting applications is November 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023. We will review all applications that come in during this time period and will notify and award chosen applicatants by January 30, 2023.

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