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.

Thank you to American Signature, Inc and Schottenstein Property Group

Thanks to associates from American Signature, Inc. and Schottenstein Property Group who raised money for Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Their gifts, along with generous corporate donations from both companies, helped match gifts from our community on Double Your Donation Day.
Thanks to associates from American Signature, Inc. and Schottenstein Property Group who raised money for Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
Thanks to associates from American Signature, Inc. and Schottenstein Property Group who raised money for Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

  

Outstanding Job Daisy Scout Troop #2152!

Thank you so much to Daisy Scout Troop #2152 from Powell, Ohio for donating 150 meals to Mid-Ohio Foodbank.Thank you so much to Daisy Scout Troop #2152 from Powell, Ohio for donating 150 meals to Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Foodbanker Gabby had such a great time teaching the girls about all of the ways they can help their hungry neighbors.

The girls were amazed to learn that more than 1 in 4 children live in food insecure households, and thankful that their donation would help other kids.

Germain Automotive Group Donation

Huge thanks to our friends from Germain Automotive Group, who donated nearly 300 trees to our on-site Kroger Community Pantry. Because of you, families struggling to make ends meet are able to have a holiday tree to gather around with family during this time of year.
Huge thanks to our friends from Germain Automotive Group, who donated nearly 300 trees to our on-site Kroger Community Pantry.

ThanksFORGiving

A huge thank you goes out to the New Albany community for the ThanksForGiving Run this past Thursday. Your dedication and support will provide over 90,000 meals to our hungry neighbors this holiday season.

ThankFORgiving was held on Thursday, November 26th in New Albany. It was a great success!

ThankFORgiving was held on Thursday, November 26th in New Albany. It was a great success!



















Thank You to Our Veterans

Mid-Ohio Foodbank joins our nation in paying tribute to veterans and their families for the extraordinary sacrifices they have made in serving our country. Today and throughout the year, we honor those veterans who have joined the Mid-Ohio Foodbank team and thank them for their service and dedication.

Deb Allison
Deb Allison

U.S Army National Guard

Robert Beatty
Robert Beatty

U.S Army

Robert Beatty
Tom Maccabee

U.S. Army

Robert Beatty
Glenn Manuel

U.S. Air Force

Robert Beatty Donnie Smith
U.S. Navy

 

Telhio Credit Union

Thanks to Telhio Credit Union and their members for choosing Mid-Ohio Foodbank to donate through the 90- Day Telhio Challenge. To date we they have raised $6,900 and counting.Thanks to Telhio Credit Union and their members for choosing Mid-Ohio Foodbank to donate through the 90- Day Telhio Challenge. To date we they have raised $6,900 and counting. Thanks for investing your time, talent and charitable gifts in our community!


Exel EXCELS!

THANK YOU EXEL! Over the last 8 years, you’ve provided 622,000 meals and 4,614 volunteer hours! You are truly making a huge difference in the community. THANK YOU EXEL! Over the last 8 years, you’ve provided 622,000 meals and 4,614 volunteer hours! You are truly making a huge difference in the community.

Thank you for being a wonderful partner in ending hunger in central Ohio.

AEPAlOOZA

Nick-Akins-AEP-Chairman-presents-Matt-Habash-MOF-President-CEO-a-check-during-10th-Annual-AEP-Harvest-For-Hunger-Palooza imageNick Akins, AEP Chairman, presents Matt Habash, MOF President and CEO, a check during the 10th Annual AEP Harvest For Hunger Palooza.

The event featured The Power Cords, a band formed in 2003 to perform at the AEP Operation Feed talent show. The band has performed every year since, and includes members from AEP, NiSource and other area companies. This year, the band welcomed Dr. Michael V. Drake, President, The Ohio State University, for a guest performance on the guitar.

Operation Feed Campaign Update

Thank you Century Insurance on your outstanding 2015 Operation Feed Campaign.

Thirty One Gifts Keep On Giving

Wendy Bradshaw, Dir. Philanthopy & Events at Thirty One Gifts, stopped by the Foodbank to make a donation from their recent conference on Columbus, OH. Thank you Thirty One Gifts! Wendy Bradshaw, Dir. Philanthopy & Events at Thirty One Gifts stands with Matt Habash, CEO of Mid-Ohio Foodbank and gets into the spirt of Hunger Action Month. During Thirty-One Gifts national conference here in Columbus, they encouraged employees to take part in #31share, a pay-it-forward social media based campaign. Wendy Bradshaw, Dir. Philanthopy & Events, stopped by the Foodbank to make a donation and decided to get into the Hunger Action Month spirit with our president & CEO, Matt Habash.

Thank you Thirty-One Gifts!

Rockout for Hunger

2nd Annual RockOUT CampOUT logo.This Divine TragedyA huge thanks goes out to This Divine Tragedy and ROCKOUT CAMPOUT for providing 120 meals to Mid-Ohio Foodbank. On July 25th six Central Ohio rock bands joined with This Divine Tragedy to host the ultimate rock concert.

In lieu of ticket sales, concert goers were asked to bring a canned food item to the event. To check out upcoming This Divine Tragedy concerts click here. Thank you so much for helping our hungry neighbors!

Kroger's Feed Ohio Day at the Fair

Pantry-Panic-winners-Chef-John-Dornback-and-ShareCorp-helpersChef Isaac Nehring and his Sharecorp helpers.Mid-Ohio Foodbank is so grateful for Kroger and all the people who supported a  successful food drive at this year’s Ohio State Fair on July 30, during Kroger’s ‘Feed Ohio Day’. The final weigh-in at the end of the day showed that State Fair-goers donated nearly 14,000 lbs. (7tons) of food providing nearly 12,000 healthy, nutritious meals for our hungry families, seniors and children across the Foodbank’s 20-county service area.

Our local chefs, Isaac Nehring, of Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s own South Side Roots Café, and John Dornback, owner and chef of Basi Italia went head-to-head, with Chef Dornback remaining champion by creating three amazing nutritious meals from items found at a food pantry. Each of the chefs were assisted by students of the Sharecorps Transitions team. The judges were Tricia Wheeler, Dr. Bob Horton, Dr. Bobby Moser, Kaye Hartman, and Jen Lynch. Click here to view a short video of the Pantry Panic competition.

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(from L to R) M. Habash, CEO & President of Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Rep. R. McColley (R-Napoleon),
Rep. Grossman (R-Grove City), and former Rep. L. Wachtmann from the Ohio House of Representatives standing in front of a wonderful Campbell's soup donation.Representatives C. Grossman (R-Grove City), R. McColley (R-Napoleon) and former Rep. L. Wachtmann from the Ohio House of Representatives joined us on Wednesday, June 10 to deliver $1000, boxes of office donated food items and a truckload of Campbell’s Soup Company produces from the local plant. This donation yielded over 28,000 meals for their Operation Feed campaign.

Braxton's Bags

Braxton standing by his donation to Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Thanks Braxton! Braxton standing by his donation to Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Thanks Braxton! While watching Food Network, his favorite channel 4 years ago, Braxton decided to turn his garage into a food depository to collect food for his hungry neighbors in Mahoning Valley. Since their move to Hilliard last year, Braxton has continued his project, Braxton’s Bags and so far has raised over 4.500 pounds of food for both communities.


Ohio Pork Council Believes Hunger is Hogwash

Johnstown, Ohio farmer and National Pork Council Member Jim Heimerl, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D) and our president & CEO Matt Habash celebrated the generous donation.Ohio Farmers, through the Ohio Pork Council (OPC), have partnered with generous supporters such as the Ohio Association of Meat Processors, Ohio Corn Marketing Program and many other Ohio businesses to support the Foodbank with a donation of 8,322 pounds of lean ground pork. This donation will provide nearly 42,000 meals.

Johnstown, Ohio farmer and National Pork Council Member Jim Heimerl, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D) and our president & CEO Matt Habash were here to celebrate the generous donation.


Making a difference in First Grade

A BIG THANKS to Mrs. Sullivan’s class and JW Reason Elementary for their contribution to Mid-Ohio Foodbank! A BIG THANKS to Mrs. Sullivan’s class and JW Reason Elementary for their contribution to Mid-Ohio Foodbank! A BIG THANKS to Mrs. Sullivan’s class and JW Reason Elementary for their contribution to Mid-Ohio Foodbank! Mrs. Sullivan recently taught her class how each person, regardless of age, can make a difference. Her class took it upon themselves to collect grocery bags and donate them to the Kroger Community Pantry.

These bags will be used by our hungry neighbors when they shop for fresh foods at our on-site food pantry. First graders created informative posters and made a promotional video for their morning news report to spread the word throughout their school. JW Reason students donated thousands of grocery bags. It took two vehicles to transport them! Thank you, students & staff, you showed the community that anyone can make a difference!

Thank you! Thank you!

Thank you for this donation Monsanto Fund and the Pace Family. Check received from Monsanto Fund. Thank you! A huge thank you to the Monsanto Fund and our local friends and farmers, The Pace Family for selecting Mid-Ohio Foodbank as the recipient of a $2,500 America’s Farmers Grow Communities grant! Mid-Ohio Foodbank will use this generous gift to acquire and distribute more fresh food, especially fruits and vegetables, to our hungry neighbors in 2015.

With wonderful partners like these, we are building a hunger-free and healthier community every day.

#FreeSylvie - Grounded for a Cause

Thank you Sylvie for getting grounded but helping your hungry neighbors in the process.For a high school student, being grounded can be a pretty rough time. Maika decided to make the experience count as a bigger lesson for her daugThe #freesylvieshirt designed by Sylvie, isn't it great?hter, Sylvie. After seeing the #FreeSylvie hashtag on social media that Sylvie’s friends created, Maika challenged Sylvie to design a “Free Sylvie” t-shirt, print, and sell the shirts to her peers for charity.

The success of the shirts shortened Sylvie’s grounding to 5 weeks and raised $715 for Mid-Ohio Foodbank so far! Thank you Maika & Sylvie for helping so many of our hungry neighbors. Stay out of trouble and keep up the good work!