Show your support by attending one of these upcoming fun events that benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. (Click on photos for larger image.)
Take your Tomato To Dinner Week—August 25-30
This summer, helping to put food on the tables of struggling families is as easy as walking out to the backyard garden. Take Your Tomato to Dinner Week runs Monday, August 25, through Saturday, August 30, at participating Dine Originals Columbus restaurants.
The concept is simple: diners are encouraged to bring a tomato into any of the 30 locations, where it will be incorporated into a unique dish from the menu, such as a seasonal Caprese salad, side salad or a BLT sandwich. For every homegrown tomato item sold, the restaurant will donate $1 to Mid-Ohio Foodbank—enough to provide FOUR meals for a family in need!
Because I said I would—Saturday, September 6
Because I said I would | ONE is an inaugural event led by the nonprofit because I said I would in support of the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. The event will tell moving stories of human perseverance through main stage speakers and a range of one-of-a-kind exhibitions and host major nonprofits, including Mid-Ohio Foodbank, for attendees to make an in-person promise to volunteer, donate or learn more.
Join because I said I would on September 6, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center from 10 A.M. to 7 P.M. For tickets, click here. We promise to be there, will you?
Caution, Zombies Ahead—Saturday, September 6
Raising the dead to feed the living or otherwise known as Zombiewalk Columbus 2014 will be this September 6, 2014. The cost to participate in this “tasty” event… a non-perishable food item to be donated to Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
The beginning of the zombie apocalypse begins at 4:30 P.M. at COSI headquarters located at 333 West Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. For more information, visit the event Facebook page here.
Ending Hunger One Step at a Time—Sunday, October 12
Do YOU want to help end hunger one step at a time? This year on October 12, 2014, Church World Service invites hundreds of walkers to raise funds for local and global hunger programs during the Columbus CROP Hunger Walk.
This years’ walk will be at the Scioto Audubon Park. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Click here to learn more about the Columbus CROP Hunger Walk and how you can provide for hungry neighbors in Franklin County and all around the world.
Flying Spaghetti Monster Benefit Dinner—Thursday, NOvember 6
Come help feed our hungry neighbors in Central Ohio at the 3rd Annual Flying Spaghetti Monster Benefit Dinner at First Unitarian Universalist Church on Thursday, November 6 from 6:00 - 9:00 P.M.
The event features a spaghetti dinner, silent auction, raffle and entertainment all to raise funds and collect food donations for those struggling with hunger in our community. Download the Flying Spaghetti Monster event poster and help spread the word!
Round UP at Kroger—Going on Now
Partnering with Feeding America to support food banks nationwide, The Kroger Company is asking you to help put food on the tables of families struggling with hunger by asking your cashier to “Round Up!” Through your contributions, last year $195,000 was raised to put 780,000 meals on the tables of hungry central and eastern Ohioans.
You are also able to help Kroger make a difference by signing up for Kroger Community Rewards. You can register your Kroger Plus card to benefit Mid-Ohio Foodbank and it DOESN’T COST YOU A THING! Each time a participating cardholder swipes their Kroger card for a purchase, the organization earns a percentage of your purchase. To sign up for the program visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com and register your Kroger Plus card today. Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s organization number is #83610. Double up your support for Mid-Ohio Foodbank with Kroger!
Heating Homes and Feeding Those in Need—Going on Now!
KNOW Heating is a Heating, Cooling, Air Conditioning service and replacement company located in Franklin County.
Know Heating is donating 10% of any repair to Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Whenever a service call is made they will diagnose the problem , fix it, and help feed hungry families.
Once repairs are made, 10% of the total cost will be donated to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. For more information, call 614.678.6344 or visit their website.
Plant a Row for the Hungry
Do you have a green thumb and want to help out families in need? Then you should consider taking part in Plant a Row for the Hungry. Every year the Garden Writer’s Association asks gardeners all over the country to plant an extra row of vegetables and donate their surplus harvest to local hunger-relief agencies.
Fresh tomatoes, squash, beans, peppers, and other produce provide nutritious meals for clients at our member pantries. You can drop your veggies off at the Foodbank between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or call 614.274.7770 and ask for information on a pantry near you.
An Inspiring Life
Shanile Goggins was a vibrant college student with a strong will to help those in and around her community. At age 19, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and given only weeks to live. The Summer That Changed My Life details her experiences after the diagnosis, as she continued to work and volunteer while undergoing cancer treatments. Towards the end of her life, she chose to donate a large portion of her savings to the Foodbank to help families need.
The book is a sobering, yet uplifting and spiritual account of a young woman who’s desire to help others never diminished despite her daunting illness. This book has been made available by her family in hopes that it continues to provide support for others diagnosed with cancer and their families. A portion of the proceeds from this book will benefit both Mid-Ohio Foodbank and Lutheran Social Services.
Ladybug Baby Bug
Janice & Mark Perkins’ first book is a children’s book about a baby lady bug and her family. The sweet tale is aimed for toddlers, and the pair donates a percentage of the book sales to Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
To purchase your own copy, visit Amazon.