Show your support by attending one of these upcoming fun events that benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. (Click on photos for larger image.)
Hunger Games—Sunday, May 19
The good folks over at Weourheroes.com will be hosting a charitable cookout on Sunday, May 19th from 2:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at Nelson Park in Columbus. There will be live music, complimentary food, games and much more.
The canned goods that will be collected at this cookout will be donated to Mid-Ohio Foodbank. We are asking that you bring canned goods or diapers to be donated. Come out, have a good time and eat good food!
FOODFIGHT—Wednesday, June 26
Eat out to fight hunger! Dine or drink at a participating FOODFIGHT restaurant anytime on Wednesday, June 26—for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee break, happy hour, or late-night—and 5% of the total check will go to provide food for struggling families here in our community. All proceeds benefit Operation Feed, Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s annual community-wide drive. Every dollar donated equals three meals.
Now in its fifth year, FOODFIGHT is sponsored by the Central Ohio Restaurant Association. For a full list of restaurants, visit foodfighthunger.org.
The Cannon Ball Run Scavenger Hunt—Saturday, July 13
It’s time for The Cannon Ball Run Scavenger Hunt! Dress to impress in your favorite character costume on July 13th. Starting at the Scioto Mile and ending at Goodale Park, winners of the scavenger hunt could receive all kinds of goodies! If you bring a canned food item for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, you will be given a 10 minute head start!!
Click here to learn more and to sign up for The Cannon Ball Run Scavenger Hunt.
Columbus Soup and Bread—First Tuesday of Every Month
Join No Chefs Allowed on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. for Columbus Soup and Bread – a family friendly event at Woodlands Tavern in Grandview (1200 W. Third Ave.).
Mingle over a hot bowl of soup courtesy of professional and amateur cooks – musicians, bloggers, farmers, writers, restaurateurs, parents and friends all with a pot to share. The event is free, but diners are free to contribute to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank in the Donation Crock Pot. Learn more here.
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.
FoodHop and the Foodbank
Mid-Ohio Foodbank is proud to be FoodHop’s charity of choice for 2012. FoodHop takes folks on tasting adventures of all kinds, from sushi and tapas to craft beer and surprising wines.
As part of their “Women Who Wine on Wednesdays” promotion FoodHop will donate 10% of the ticket price to the Foodbank.Every second Wednesday of the month, join them as they “hop” to one of central Ohio’s popular hangouts, bars, kitchens—even homes – for a private tasting that may include flights of red, white or sparkling wine! And, keep an eye out for new FoodHop/Foodbank announcements coming soon!
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.
Synergy VIP Launches in Columbus
Synergy VIP, LLC is a promotions company new to Columbus that offers a discount for area restaurants to their cardholders. Each card sold provides 15 meals to the Foodbank. In addition, Synergy VIP holds events at area locations to raise awareness and support for local charities. Learn more, or get your own card, at www.synergy-vip.com.
Mid-Ohio Foodbank is pleased to be one of several great charities to benefit from giviton. When you buy one gift card to your favorite place for yourself, you get to giviton to two people for free. Not only will you be able to help your friends, but 10% of your purchase will be given to a local non-profit organization.
When you buy a giviton, you will be able to choose which of their charity partners you want to receive the giviton donation. To learn more, visit the giviton 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.