Show your support by attending one of these upcoming fun events that benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. (Click on photos for larger image.)
Every Tuesday from 3pm to 5pm, July 12th through August 16th, Urban Farms of Central Ohio's Jr. Farm Crew (The Youth Job Readiness Training program includes eight teenagers from local high schools who work at Clarfield Farm) will be running a produce stand at Mid-Ohio Foodbank. You will be able to buy fresh, nutritious veggies from our urban farms and talk with our youth crew about their experiences on the farm.
The Farm Stand will be located in the center area of our new parking lot. They will be accepting cash and charge. Plan to get your veggies for the week by visiting the Farm Stand!
Restaurant Week—July 18 thru 23
Local restaurants are at it again - providing delicious meals for you and feeding Ohio families struggling with hunger at the same time. (614) Magazine's Restaurant Week takes place July 18 - 23. Over 70 restaurants will offer a three course fixed price menu for $15 - $35. Mid-Ohio Foodbank receives a $5,000 donation on behalf of all the participants.
Visit Restaurant Week Columbus for a list of participating restaurants and their special menus.
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.
Spirit of the ‘60’s Coffeehouse—Friday, September 30
Bill Cohen and the King Avenue Methodist church invite you to relive the hallmarks of the 1960’s coffeehouse through trivia, refreshments, music and much more! On Friday, September 30th beginning at 7:30 pm the show will be performed for the 30th year in a row in support of Mid-Ohio Foodbank. There will be a suggested proceeds of $10 at the door of 299 W. King at Neil in Columbus, Ohio. We hope to see you there!
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.