Show your support by attending one of these upcoming fun events that benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. (Click on photos for larger image.)
The Bit Theater: Interactive Dining Experience—Friday, May 27
Love being on a stage? Looking for a chance to flex your musical or comedy chops? Join us for a fully interactive dinner experience Friday, May 27 at Banquet Haus! The performances will be broadcast on YouTube and guests will have the opportunity to participate.
The event begins at 6pm, and proceeds will be donated to Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Tickets range from $20-$25 and include dinner and one drink. To purchase tickets for The Bit Theater, click here.
Happy Birthday John Bonham—Wednesday, June 1
Join us for a birthday bash! Many of the best musicians in Central Ohio will gather to pay tribute to the great drummer John Bonham on June 1st at Skully’s Music Diner. The show starts at 7:00 pm. In addition to guest drummers and the house band, numerous local bands will also perform. Get your tickets now.
More information can be found on the John Bonham Birthday Bash Facebook event page or download a full size poster.
Lazer Lloyd is a singer/songwriter and virtuoso guitarist who takes his audiences captive with a show ranging from inspirational ballads and deep groovin’ blues to blow the doors off rock and roll. He will be performing at Woodlands Tavern Wednesday, June 1 in an evening of both inspiration and physical elevation.
Please bring canned food items to benefit our hungry neighbors. Tickets are $10, and the show begins at 8:00pm. For more information about Lazer Lloyd and to purchase tickets, click here. This event is 21 and over.
Have a hoppy good time at Deschutes Street Pub—Saturday, July 9
On July 9th, Deschutes Brewery will bring a pop-up-pub of epic proportions to Columbus. From 2:00pm -10:00pm at Genoa Park, this family-friendly party will include food, live music, over 40 taps of beer, and much more. Best part is – 100% of proceeds go to Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Come out and enjoy a great beer.
Interested in volunteering for Deschutes Street Pub? Click here to check out all of the opportunities and please share with all of your friends and family!!
2016 Rockout Campout—Saturday, July 30
Rockout Campout 2016 is here! On Saturday, July 30 visit Chillicothe, Ohio for an all-day rock festival featuring several live, local rock bands from Columbus and surrounding areas. Camping is free to all and admission into the event is a canned or nonperishable food item that will go directly to Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
Last year Rockout Campout raised 120lbs to support our hungry neighbors and they are looking to double that amount this year! Visit the Rockout Campout Facebook page for more information.
Join our Team & race against Hunger in the 2016 Columbus Marathon—Sunday, October 16
We invite you to run (or walk) over hunger as a member of Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s Marathoning for Meals! On October 16th participants of Marathoning for Meals will race in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & raise funds for hungry families.
Sign up now and get a complimentary registration, a personal fundraising tool to engage your friends and family, fully supported training workouts for all levels, and much more. Marathoning for Meals will give you the tools to reach the finish line and feed your hungry neighbors while doing so. Click here for more information and to register now!
The Great American Milk Drive-Going on Now!
While June is National Dairy Month, strong bones are needed year round. The Great American Milk Drive is still offering opportunities to get vouchers for FREE MILK to our neighbors struggling to make ends meet all year.
We are asking our community to help power the play of kids in our neighborhoods with a small donation at milklife.com/give. A donation of as little as $5 will deliver a gallon of milk to a local family (when you enter your billing zip code, your donation will be delivered to Mid-Ohio Foodbank)
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! The program resets on April 1st of every year so even if you have already designated Mid-Ohio Foodbank, now is the time to log back in and designate us again.
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.
Cooling 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.