Show your support by attending one of these upcoming fun events that benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. (Click on photos for larger image.)
Buckeye Raceway—Saturday, December 20
Feel the need for speed – indoors? Join us Saturday, December 20th at Buckeye Raceway’s Grand Opening event! They have the newest electric “clean-green” karts in Ohio, capable of 45 mph on a ¼ mile long indoor track. The day will consist of a vendor showcase benefitting Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
Listen to 99.7 The Blitz or visit buckeyeraceway.com for more information.
Here Figgy, Figgy Fest!—Saturday, December 20
Do you like rocking tunes? Do you enjoy the holiday season? Perfect! The 2014 Figgy Fest annual Punk/ Rock Holiday Party is Saturday, December 20th at Ace of Cups. Come prepared for a raffle and plenty of entertainment to last through the night. All door and raffle proceeds benefit the Foodbank.
For more information on the night’s activities, visit Figgy Fest's facebook page.
Yelp Shops Local—Now Thru December 21
The ultimate combination of gifting and giving back! Support Columbus businesses and artisans while helping local families struggling to put food on the table. Join retailers focused on local products for the Yelp Shops Local campaign—filled with free events, great gift ideas, and fun ways to give back during the holidays.
Shop at The Candle Lab (Grandview, Short North, Worthington), Celebrate Local (Easton), Simply Vague (Polaris, Tuttle) and Wholly Craft (Clintonville) anytime before December 21. Just take a coupon for $1, $5, or $10 from Operation Feed display to add a hunger-fighting gift to your sale at check out. Each dollar donated provides FOUR meals for a hungry neighbor!
Attend one (or more!) of the Yelp Shops Local store events. Each will have unique activities, snacks, hot beverages provided by Crimson Cup, and free on-the-spot gift wrapping.
- December 21, 4-6 p.m., "It's A Wrap!" with Celebrate Local
Don’t forget to save your donation coupon! Bring it back to our “It’s A Wrap!” party at Celebrate Local on Sunday, December 21, for a special thank-you gift. For more information, visit Yelp’s events listing.
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.
Beads, Beads, and more Beads—Going on Now
Enjoy crafting with beads? Visit 1 Stop Bead Shop during the month of November and purchase a coupon book that is good for the entirety of 2015! The $10 cost will be donated to Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
For more information check out their newsletter and visit their store at 6347 Sawmill Rd, Dublin OH.
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.
Operation Feed at Giant Eagle—Going on Now!
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.
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.