What We're Celebrating!

Our community partners make our events possible - raising crucial resources for the fight against hunger. Click on photos for larger image if available.

He's Going the Distance

Chris Buchheit is on the run—not from the law, but for Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Through racing in the Mohican 100, Chris was able to raise $6,375 for our hungry neighbors. His amazing journey which was shared through these pictures, shows how he was able to do it in less than 30 hours! Thank you Chris!

Chris Buchheit and Bridgit at the Mohican 100 Pre-Race. Chris Buchheit at the Mohican 100 starting line. Chris Buchheit and family at mile 41 of the Mohican 100. Chris Buchheit coming out of the darkness at mile 55-77 of the Mohican 100. Chris Buchheit crossing the finish line at the Mohican 100! Chris Buchheit and the buckle at the finish line of the Mohican 100!

Thank you Kaleigh!

Thank you Kaleigh, the Sweetheart of Queens, for your donation that can provide 1,548 meals!The Sweetheart of Queens, Miss Kaleigh Loughridge stopped by Mid-Ohio Foodbank to drop off donations from the pageant raffle. Before her tour she gave the staff a mini-concert and with her donation, we can provide 1,548 meals to our hungry neighbors.

Sacred Shimmy for a Cause

Sacred Shimmy decided to use their monthly live music belly dance party to raise funds for Mid-Ohio Foodbank.Michelle and her friends at Sacred Shimmy decided to roll some bellies to fill bellies. Their monthly live music belly dance party was filled with open dancing and magical drumming to get everyone shaking what they got! The tips were donated to Mid-Ohio Foodbank and the hip shaking helped to raise 400 meals to our hungry neighbors. Thank you Michelle and Sacred Shimmy for a fun event for an amazing cause.

R BAR Joins the Battle Against Hunger and Scores!

Thank you R Bar!R Bar scored a hat-trick for hunger! During the three home Columbus Blue Jackets playoff games against The Penguins, R Bar charged Penguin fans cover and donated all proceeds of it to Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

They raised 17,000 meals in just three nights! We've "Joined the battle" in the fight against hunger.

A Party to Stop Traffic

Thank you Red Light/Green Light Party and John McGory for event benefitting Mid-Ohio Foodbank.Red Light/Green Light Party began in 2008 and has been raging ever since! This year brought in $3,300 raising a total of $25,000 to fight hunger right here in our community for the past seven years!

Thank you, John McGory for organizing such a great event and being the life of the party to our hungry neighbors.

Your Community Thanks you Tad!

Tad, congratulations on your retirement, and thank you for thinking of your community. One of the city’s finest retired this spring making it clear that helping others was more than just his job. Tad DeLong served as a firefighter for 30 years. As his much-anticipated retirement date inched closer, he decided that his retirement party should raise funds to feed hungry Ohioans. Tad’s friends and family donated $2,200 to Mid-Ohio Foodbank in his honor – enough to provide 8,800 meals. After dedicating his career to helping others, he has decided to continue in his retirement. Thank you, Tad!

Darden Foundation selects Mid-Ohio Foodbank as a Recipient

Thanks to the Darden Foundation, Mid-Ohio Foodbank is a proud recipient of the Restaurant Community Grant. “We’re proud to be a $4,000 recipient of Darden’s Restaurant Community Grants program! We are so excited that our local Darden restaurants – Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse and Red Lobster – recognized us as a leader in our community and are supporting our work to end hunger one nourishing meal at a time and provide our hungry neighbors more fresh food.

Each restaurant in the Darden family – Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V's and Yard House – helped award a $1,000 grant to a nonprofit its community.

Battelle Employees Are Bowling Away Hunger

Thank you CBRNE Strikes in bowling away hunger!Battelle hosted an employee bowling event where different departments chose different charities – Mid-Ohio Foodbank was chosen by the CBRNE Strikes!

The Strikes did not win the bowling tournament, but did win for most amount raised prior to the event! Thank you CBRNE Strikes in bowling away hunger!

Souls Over Sales

Souls Over Sales was a concert featuring Kierra “Kiki” Sheard that took place on February 8th and $1,100.00 was raised! Souls Over Sales was a concert featuring Kierra “Kiki” Sheard that took place on February 8th. Kiki is a Grammy Award nominated singer, actress, and reality TV star. During the event, t-shirts were sold with 10% of the proceeds benefitting Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

With the donation from this event, we are able to provide $1,100.00 worth of groceries to our hungry neighbors through our network.

Souper Bowl of Caring 2014

For the Souper Bowl of Caring 2014, Barbara Riley from the First Baptist Church of Grove City decorated an old pot and walked throughout her church collecting funds for Mid-Ohio Foodbank.Many individuals and organizations participated in our Souper Bowl of Caring fundraiser on February 2, 2014. Barbara Riley from the First Baptist Church of Grove City decorated an old pot and walked throughout her church collecting funds for Mid-Ohio Foodbank. They raised $265.00. We also had participation from Temple Israel of Marion, Ohio, Zion Christian Assembly, Friendship Baptist, Westerville Church and many more!

We have received $610 so far and will keep you updated on the “score” of our SOUPer Bowl of Caring fundraising!

Thank you Safelite Autoglass Foundation

Thank you Safelite Autoglass! Mid-Ohio Foodbank is excited to announce that we received a $25,000 Impact Grant from the Safelite AutoGlass Foundation.

The grant will support our growing Produce Market program in 2014, helping us deliver more fresh fruits and vegetables to our neighbors. Thank you, Safelite!

Realville

100% of the CD sales of Welcome to Realville went to Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Thank you!

When the rock backgrounds of Rick Hall, George Bower, Tom Weisend, and Rob Davis met, the result was an alternative country CD. 100% of the CD sales benefit Mid-Ohio Foodbank. By rocking out, they helped to fill empty plates of central and eastern Ohioans. Rock on gentlemen!

3rd Annual Canstruction

Thanks to Red Roof Inn for once again hosting their 3rd Annual Canstruction at the Foodbank!Thanks to Red Roof Inn for once again hosting their 3rd Annual Canstruction at the Foodbank!Thanks to Red Roof Inn for once again hosting their 3rd Annual Canstruction at the Foodbank. With this year’s awesome sculptures, they donated 1117lbs of groceries! Their donation included one of the largest single-handed paper goods donations that the Foodbank has ever seen.

  Thank you to Red Roof Inn for caring about our neighbors struggling with hunger in Central and Eastern Ohio this holiday season! Congrats to the sculptors of the Festivus Tree which was inclusive of many holidays and won the Canstruction contest!

Safelite Autoglass® Volunteers Plant Garden at Corporate Headquarters to Support Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Thank you Safelite for your wonderful garden benefitting Mid-Ohio Foodbank!

Volunteers from Safelite Autoglass® recently planted a garden outside its headquarters off of I-270 and Sawmill Road with the goal of donating all the crops from the garden to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

This is the second year employees volunteered their time to plant and harvest the garden. Last year, volunteers harvested more than 1,000 pounds of fresh produce - including zucchinis, green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant and squash.

On behalf of the hungry in our community, Thank You Safelite Autoglass®!