Show your support by attending one of these upcoming fun events that benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. (Click on photos for larger image.)
Spirits in Stone—Now thru April 24
Join us at the Frank Museum Of Art at Otterbein University as we co-host Spirits in Stone: Contemporary African Sculpture from Zimbabwe.
This exhibition features the work by African sculptors, including Chipo Musandi, Nicolas Chidhawu, and Richard Mupumha. The artists’ work in traditional Shona style and approach sculpting through the lens of collaboration. The artists acknowledge spirits that inhabit the stones they carefully hand-harvest from the land, and wait for the spirit to reveal itself before sculpting. Proceeds from the sale of the work go to the artists and to the Kufunda Learning Village, an innovative learning partner of Mid-Ohio Foodbank, that provides for local and global partners and is home for children and families who need support in difficult times.
Mother and Child
A Performance for All—Friday & Saturday, March 6 & 7
Ohio State’s student-run theatre group, Off the Lake presents “Legally Blonde the Musical” on March 6th and 7th at 8:00 P.M. in Room 131 of Hitchcock Hall (2070 Neil Ave.). Admission is a $1 donation or 1 canned good, with all donations benefiting Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
Off the Lake is a student-run theatre group that allows students to perform in productions, regardless of their major.
Songs of the Man who never Died—Saturday, March 7
Join us at First Unitarian Universalist Church for the “Songs of the Man Who Never Died” on March 7th from 7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.. This concert will commemorate Joe Hill and other songwriters of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Their songs were used to advocate the improvement of workers’ conditions during the Industrial Revolution. Hymns and songs from this era will be brought back to life.
Audience participation is always encouraged. A portion of the proceeds raised will go to help the Foodbank put food on the tables of hungry neighbors.
St. Patty’s Day Preparation Celebration—Sunday, March 15
Byrne’s Pub presents an Irish Stew Cook-Off to kick-off the week of St. Patrick’s Day! Join us on Sunday, March 15th as Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s President & CEO, Matt Habash, judges a competition for the Best Irish Stew in Columbus. Beginning at 1 pm at 1248 W. 3rd Ave., attendees will be encouraged to taste the various stews and vote on a fan favorite.
All proceeds from the event will benefit Mid-Ohio Foodbank. The pub will present entertainment including singing, dancing, and bagpipes.
Cakes for a Cause—Thursday, April 2
Want to support a hungry neighbor and your sweet tooth at the same time? Join us here at Mid-Ohio Foodbank on Thursday, April 2 from 6-9:00 P.M. for the annual Cakes for a Cause! Gorgeous cakes, catered food, live & silent auctions, raffles, and The Sweet Victory Competition will consume your evening.
Click here to get your tickets early and feed 1 person for 6 weeks. Please note that tickets have sold out the past 2 years in a row so don’t miss your chance!
Bank of America and Feeding America—Going on Now
Nearly 49 million Americans struggle with hunger. Many are working families, children and seniors. Our partners at Feeding America have joined with Bank of America to help those struggling with hunger in our own community. For every $1 you donate, Bank of America will donate $2. Click here to help us fight hunger.
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!
Rock City—Going on Now
Rock City Church supports Mid-Ohio Foodbank and honoring first time visitors. For every connect card they receive from a first time guest at one of their services, the Foodbank will receive a $5 donation. Click here to get more information on Rock City and find ways to get involved, Rock City holds services at the AMC Lennox, Fawcett Center, and Regal Cinemas every Sunday.
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.
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.