Show your support by attending one of these upcoming fun events that benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. (Click on photos for larger image.)
Vance Outdoors—Now thru January 31
Vance Outdoors is Aiming to Wipe Out Hunger. Receive $5.00 off every lane rental with a cash donation or the donation of two non-perishable food items to Mid-Ohio Foodbank through January 31st.
Visit vanceoutdoors.com/range for more information.
Spirits in Stone—January 14 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
Souper Bowl of Caring Concert
Highlands Presbyterian Church is hosting a concert to support Souper Bowl of Caring. On Saturday, January 31 at 3:00 p.m., you can enjoy delightful music featuring several local Central Ohio musicians. This concert is free, but donation’s are appreciated. Highlands Presbyterian Church is located at 6909 Smoky Row Road, Columbus, OH 43235.
On Sunday, February 1st, during their regular service, the Church will be accepting donations for Souper Bowl of Caring. Click here for details.
Help Tackle Hunger—Sunday, February 1
Hosting a Super Bowl party? On February 1st you can support hungry families while cheering on your favorite team. Souper Bowl of Caring is a national event engaging people who want to fight hunger and poverty in their own community. Engage your friends, teammates, congregation and cheerleaders by asking them to drop $1 in a soup pot during the game or during service to help those struggling with hunger.
Each $1 donated can provide $10 worth of groceries. Together, we can end hunger one meal at a time. Questions? Contact Neva Owensby, at 614.317.9463 or email@example.com.
Hibernate another time, It's Winter Flea!—Sunday, February 1
It's Columbus Flea’s one indoor market of the year! Come and cozy up as we warm our bones with quality goods from some flea favorites (plus a few new faces) peddling such wares as antique + re-purposed furniture, vintage clothing, original artwork, jewelry, leather goods, records, snackables and more. Proceeds benefit Operation Feed, providing meals for local families struggling to put food on the table.
For more information, visit Columbus FLEA on Facebook. Put that hibernation on hiatus and join us!
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.
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!
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.