Donations of food from grocers, food distributors, farmers, and community members provide a much-needed supplement to the food we receive from government agencies. You can help by donating nonperishable foods and fresh produce.
It’s financially smart.
Check with your financial advisor to learn more about the tax benefits associated with donating food.
You’re legally protected.
The Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act protects those who make good faith donations from liability.
It’s crucial to our community.
Every day, we become more aware of the staggering need for emergency food in our community. In 2017, we distributed over 32 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to families in need.
SK Food Group has been a food donor for three years and all coordination is done by Josh Spriggs. SK Food Group to-date has donated over 319,687 lbs of nutritious food to Mid-Ohio Foodbank. The donated product has included frozen breakfast and lunch sandwiches.
Recently, Aaron Eskridge, Plant Manger, invited Mid-Ohio Foodbank employees to tour their state-of-the-art USDA certified manufacturing facility located in Groveport, OH. Before the tour, SK Food Group, represented by Dustin Dixon, Sr. VP of Quality Assurance, Purchasing and R&D, and Mr. Eskridge, was presented with a Certificate of Recognition for their commitment to Mid-Ohio Foodbank and for making a difference in the lives of hungry neighbors.
Thank you so much to SK Food Group, our Donor Spotlight.
The demand for food assistance in central and eastern Ohio continues at record levels. By holding a food and/or funds drive, you can help our friends and neighbors when they need it most. Make the most of your efforts. Offer potential donors the opportunity to contribute cash instead of shelf-stable food items. Remind them that every $1 donated can provide $10 worth of food and groceries.
ASK FOR ESSENTIALS – According to our partner agencies, the items needed most include:
BEYOND FOOD – In addition to food, we distribute personal care items. If you are looking for something different item add to your drive, try asking for these other essential items:
KIDS’ PACKS – Focus your collection efforts on children by assembling Kids’ Packs. Kids’ Packs include foods to make a meal, beverages, healthy snacks, and personal care items.
If the amount of food collected/grown can fit within a personal vehicle, please deliver it to loading dock #1 on the east side of our building Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 4:00pm. A staff member will help you unload your donation, weigh it, and provide a poundage receipt. If the amount of food collected/grown exceeds what will fit into a personal vehicle, please call 614.277.3663 or email us to arrange for pickup.