Upcoming Events

Show your support by attending one of these upcoming fun events that benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. (Click on photos for larger image.)

Operation Feed at Giant Eagle—Going on Now!

Operation Feed at Giant Eagle-Going on Now! Click here to donate and help your hungry neighbors.Giant Eagle is partnering with Mid-Ohio Foodbank to give you two ways to help your hungry neighbors.

Make your contribution at midohiofoodbank.org/gianteagle, call us at 614.274.7770 or mail your donation (write “Giant Eagle match” in the memo). Giant Eagle will match the first $40,000 donated.

You can also make food donations at any central Ohio Giant Eagle store – just look for in-store collection bins now through the end of the year.

30 Years of Deli Love Weekly Raffle—Starts Wednesday, October 8

Buy a raffle ticket at Kazinger's and help support Mid-Ohio Foodbank.Buy a raffle ticket on your next visit to Katzingers Deli for the chance to win a $100 Katzinger’s gift card!  Every dollar will support  Mid- Ohio Foodbank, House of Hope, and Neighborhood Services. Katzinger’s and a generous deli friend will each match up to $2,500 which means every dollar is worth $3.00!

Tickets are 1 for $1.00 or 8 for $5.00 and will be drawn weekly beginning October 8 so you have FOUR chances to win!

Feeding the Hungry – One Bowl at a time—November 1 thru December 11

Click here to view participating locations, dates and times of Empty Bowls 2014.Throughout the year, kids, seniors, skillful artisans and those throwing a bowl for the first time in their lives volunteer by making one-of-a-kind clay bowls for Empty Bowls. This annual fundraiser for Mid-Ohio Foodbank is made possible by the staff of Columbus Recreation and Parks. From November 1st - December 11th, lunch sites all over Columbus will offer the handmade bowls and a cup of soup for a $10 donation.

Check out the Empty Bowls flyer for a schedule of meal sites. Every $10 donation provides $100 worth of food and groceries for hungry families and individuals.

SMASH THEM PUMPKINS—Sunday, November 2

The Great Pumpkin Smash will be held on November 2nd. Click here for details.The Great Pumpkin Smash is back on November 2nd! Join the Farmers Feed America Food Drive from October 31st – November 2nd. Purchase one admission at the regular price and bring in 2 canned food items to get the 2nd admission for half price. Located in Milford Center, Ohio. Click here to download a Pumpkin Smash flyer and help spread the word.

For more information on how to Get Lost in The Maize visit www.themaize.com.

Flying Spaghetti Monster Benefit Dinner—Thursday, November 6

Flying Spaghetti Monster Benefit Dinner will be on Saturday, November 6 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church.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!

Bucks For Charity—Going On Now

To give directly to Mid-Ohio Foodbank for the Bucks for Charity program, use code 61134.Mid-Ohio Foodbank is now part of The Ohio State University’s Bucks for Charity program, which provides faculty, staff retirees and students on the Columbus campus the opportunity to support central Ohio charities. To give directly to Mid-Ohio Foodbank, select Bucks for Charity code 61134.

Payroll Deductions Make Giving Easy—Going On Now

Workplace giving campaigns make it easy to support Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Every $1 donated provides $10 worth of groceries for hungry Ohio families. The following campaigns make it easy to give regularly via payroll deduction.

Federal employees can designate Mid-Ohio Foodbank through the Combined Federal Campaign.  Our 5 digit code is 16105. Federal employees can designate Mid-Ohio Foodbank through the Combined Federal Campaign. Our 5 digit code is 16105.

Mid-Ohio Foodbank is now part of The Ohio State University’s Bucks for Charity program, which provides faculty, staff retirees and students on the Columbus campus to support central Ohio charities. To give directly to Mid-Ohio Many other employers offer payroll deductions for the charity of your choice. Contact Claire Badger for more information.Foodbank, select Bucks for Charity code 61134.

City of Columbus and Franklin County employees can designate Mid-Ohio Foodbank by writing in our tax ID number 31-0865343.

Many other employers offer payroll deductions for the charity of your choice. Please contact Claire Badger at 614.317.9403 or cbadger@midohiofoodbank.org if you have any questions.

Round UP at Kroger—Going on Now

Round UP at any Kroger register. Partnering with Feeding America to support food banks nationwide, The Kroger Company is asking you to help put food on the Round UP at any Kroger's register.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.

Sign up with Kroger Community Rewards and help Mid-Ohio Foodbank.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. Click here to find out the great thing they are doing to help feed hungry people.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

Click here to learn more about Planting 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

Learn more about The Summer That Changed My Life by Shanile Goggins by clicking here.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

Click on the Ladybug Baby Bug book cover to order this on Amazon.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.