Show your support by attending one of these upcoming fun events that benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. (Click on photos for larger image.)
Katzinger’s in Six Words—Monday, October 5
Never underestimate the power of food and its ability to bring people together. Knish, latke, kugel, blintzes, and more- paired with stories. Larry Smith challenges us to describe our lives in six words. The next Six-Word Memoirs, Six in the City: Columbus meetup happens at Katzinger's Delicatessen on October 5, 6:30-8pm. 100% of your $20 donation at the door supports our hungry neighbors. Eat great food, share great stories about our lives, about Columbus, and about Katzinger's. Space is limited so RSVP here now.
Souper Heroes—Tuesday, October 6
Join us on October 6th from 6:00-8:00pm at Zauber Brewing Company (909 W. Fifth Avenue 43212) to get the 4th season of Souper Heroes started off strong with this month’s Donation Slow Cooker benefitting Mid-Ohio Foodbank! Be one of our first soup makers of the season by signing up here.
All Souper Heroes events are free and geared toward having fun with food and community while providing for those who don’t have enough of either. So come hungry and enjoy the opportunity to pay it forward by contributing to our Donation Slow Cooker which is always dedicated to local organizations in the hunger relief system. #CrockOn!
A Win-Win Partnership—October 8, 15, 22 and 29 (UPDATE: NEW DAYS AND TIME)
Hollywood Casino Columbus is a strong supporter of Mid-Ohio Foodbank's work feeding residents of west Columbus. Casino visitors can help their hungry neighbors through a food drive on October 8, 15, 22 and 29 between noon and 8:00pm and have a chance for a win themselves.
Drop of non-perishable food items at the Hollywood Casino Columbus Promotions Area and receive one scratch-off prize offer.
Columbus CROP Hunger Walk—Sunday, October 11
Do YOU want to help end hunger one step at a time? On Sunday, October 11, 2015, Church World Service invites you to raise funds for local and global hunger programs. This years’ walk is at the Scioto Audubon Park. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
Click here to learn more about how you can provide for hungry neighbors in Columbus and all around the world.
Spirit of the ‘60’s Coffeehouse—Friday, November 6
For the 29th year in a row Bill Cohen invites you to relive the hallmarks of the 1960’s coffeehouse scene through music, trivia, refreshments and much more! The show will be held in the basement of King Avenue Methodist Church (299 W. King Ave) on Friday, November 6th starting at 7:30 pm.
Suggested donation of $10 at the door for Mid-Ohio Foodbank. We hope to see you there! Click here for more info about Spirit of 60's Coffeehouse.
THANKSforGIVING—Thursday, November 26
On Thanksgiving Day starting at 8:30 A.M., New Albany is hosting the THANKS for GIVING 4miler and Drumstick Dash at the Market Square. While there is not official race fee, all funds collected are donated to Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Lifecare Alliance and New Albany Community Foundation to provide meals for hungry neighbors. T-shirts are available on the day of the event. Click here to register today.
Bexley Turkey Trot—Thursday, November 26
Start your Thanksgiving off right with a 5k or 2k! St. Alban’s Episcopal Church presents the 2nd Annual Pete Lowder Memorial Bexley Turkey Trot Big Gobbler (5k) and Little Gobbler (2k) Family Run.
Mark you calendar for November 26th – Thanksgiving Day. The races begin at 9:30 a.m. Register here for the Turkey Trot today to start a new holiday tradition!
Payroll deductions Make Giving Easy—Going ON NOW!!
Workplace giving campaigns make it easy to support Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Every $1 donated provides $10 worth of groceries for hungry Ohio families. The following campaigns make it easy to give regularly via payroll deduction. Federal employees can designate Mid-Ohio Foodbank through the Combined Federal Campaign. Our 5 digit code is 16105. Mid-Ohio Foodbank is now part of The Ohio State University’s Bucks for Charity
program, which provides faculty, staff retirees and students on the Columbus campus to support central Ohio charities. To give directly to Mid-Oh
io Foodbank, select Bucks for Charity code 61134. City of Columbus and Franklin County employees can designate Mid-Ohio Foodbank by writing in our tax ID number 31-0865343. Many other employers offer payroll deductions for thecharity of your choice. Please contact Claire Badger at 614.317.9403 or email if you have any questions.
Cosi is on the Grind—Going on Now!
Need a new, fresh start to your day? Starting June 1st, local Cosi restaurants are selling a special brew just for our hungry neighbors. A portion of the proceeds from every cup sold will benefit Mid-Ohio Foodbank! Cosi associates will also volunteer their time to help our hungry neighbors across the country. Visit your local Cosi and support a hungry child, family, or senior with a hot cup of coffee.
The Great American Milk Drive-Going on Now!
While kids look forward to summer break all year, we know that many families struggle when they lose access to in-school meal programs. June is National Dairy Month and to help power the play of children this summer, The Great American Milk Drive is offering even more opportunities to get vouchers for FREE MILK to our neighbors struggling to make ends meet this summer.
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.
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.
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.