Show your support by attending one of these upcoming fun events that benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. (Click on photos for larger image.)
Holiday FLEA—Saturday, December 14
‘Tis the “Fleason” … to find fantastic locally-made treasures! Join us for a new addition to Columbus FLEA’s annual series of markets—Saturday, December 14 from 3:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at Seventh Son Brewing in Italian Village.
This special event features a handful of Flea’s giftiest vendors, a wrapping booth, DJ’s and plenty of tasty holiday spirits. Proceeds benefit Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s Operation Feed campaign, proving meals for local families in need. For more information, and to invite some friends, visit Columbus FLEA on Facebook.
Double Your Donation Day—Thursday, December 19
On Thursday, December 19th funds raised will have two times the impact. That means twice as many empty bellies filled with healthy meals. Your support will allow Mid-Ohio Foodbank to acquire and distribute more food to low-income, food insecure children, adults and seniors living in our community.
Mid-Ohio Foodbank is committed to ending hunger one nourishing meal at a time and co-creating a sustainable community where everyone thrives. Double Your Donation Day is a special chance to help us realize this mission.
Click here to double your donation today or call 614.821.4444 or 855.615.FOOD (3663) on December 19th to make a donation over the phone.
Holiday Ho-Daddy Surf Benefit—Thursday, December 19
Surf’s up! Enjoy the sounds of local surf band, Australosurfecus, during their 5th annual Holiday Ho-Daddy Surf Benefit Show at Byrne’s Pub in Grandview Heights on Thursday, December 19th.
The $5 cover will go to Mid-Ohio Foodbank and help provide groceries to our struggling neighbors this holiday season. Get a little taste of vacation while listening to the sounds of the surf. More information can be found here or download the Holiday Ho-Daddy Surf Benefit flyer.
Double Your Donation Day
Columbus Soup & Bread—First Tuesday of Every Month Thru May
It’s that time again to partner with No Chefs Allowed for this fall’s Columbus Soup & Bread! Hosted at Woodlands Tavern, this is an awesome opportunity to show off your soup and/or bread making skills for patrons who wish to support Mid-Ohio Foodbank with a generous donation for a bowl of your delicious fare.
Join us the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 P.M. starting on October 1st! Look good while helping the community. If you haven’t been able to make it to out to Columbus Soup & Bread, here is another way to participate. Food for the community. Clothing for you. With the purchase of Columbus Soup & Bread apron, t-shirt, or the red version of Legit Ohio t-shirt, Mid-Ohio Foodbank receives enough money to provide 10 meals to our hungry neighbors.
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.
SIGN-UP YOUR KROGER PLUS CARD TO BENEFIT MID-OHIO FOODBANK—going on now
The Community Rewards programs reset on April 1st. Don’t forget to log-on to the Kroger site and re-new your Foodbank designation! You can register your Kroger Plus Card to benefit Mid-Ohio Foodbank. It’s a great way to support the Foodbank, and it doesn’t cost you a thing!
Each time a participating cardholder swipes a Kroger card after shopping for groceries, the organization automatically earns money. To sign up for the program, visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com and register your Kroger Plus card (Most people will have to sign up online as a new customer and register their existing card).
When asked which charity you’d like to support, enter in Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s organization number - #83610. Within 10 days, a percentage of your grocery purchases will benefit Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
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.