Show your support by attending one of these upcoming fun events that benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. (Click on photos for larger image.)
Spirits in Stone—Now thru April 24
Join us at the Frank Museum Of Art at Otterbein University as we co-host Spirits in Stone: Contemporary African Sculpture from Zimbabwe.
This exhibition features the work by African sculptors, including Chipo Musandi, Nicolas Chidhawu, and Richard Mupumha. The artists’ work in traditional Shona style and approach sculpting through the lens of collaboration. The artists acknowledge spirits that inhabit the stones they carefully hand-harvest from the land, and wait for the spirit to reveal itself before sculpting. Proceeds from the sale of the work go to the artists and to the Kufunda Learning Village, an innovative learning partner of Mid-Ohio Foodbank, that provides for local and global partners and is home for children and families who need support in difficult times.
Mother and Child
Fight Hunger Spark Change 2015—NOW thru May 3
Walmart has launched their annual Fight Hunger.Spark Change campaign. This year, instead of an online voting campaign via Facebook, funds will be raised primarily in stores, including those Walmart stores across our 20 county service area. There are three ways for YOU to participate:
- Purchase select items at Walmart –for every item purchased $0.10 will be donated to MOF.
- Donate at a Walmart register –contribute any amount when you check out…all funds will come directly to MOF.
- Take the #WeSparkChange Challenge: Take a picture of six friends who share your commitment to fighting hunger, representing the one in six people who may struggle with hunger in the U.S. Then, post the picture on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter as a public post with the hashtag #WeSparkChange. For each public post connected to the hashtag #WeSparkChange, Walmart will donate $10, up to a maximum donation of $1.5 million, to Feeding America. These funds will be shared among all participating food banks in our network. To help generate more donations, customers can post multiple pictures, tagging friends and challenging them to take their own photo.
Spring Flea—Sunday, May 3
Columbus Flea, organizing its annual series of open-air markets, is back on Sunday, May 3, with Spring Flea. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Seventh Son Brewing in Italian Village -- come shop antique + repurposed furniture, original artwork, handmade jewelry, vintage clothing, records, plants, leather-craft, and more!
Local brew, food truck fare, and music provided by DJ George Brazil & Friends... not a bad way to spend a Sunday! Proceeds benefit Operation Feed, providing meals for our neighbors struggling to afford healthy food. Visit Columbus FLEA for details.
Stamp Out Hunger—Saturday, May 9
Saturday, May 9 is the nation's largest single-day FOOD DRIVE initiative - STAMP OUT HUNGER!
Place non-perishable food items (canned vegetables, soups, peanut butter, pasta, rice, cereal, etc.) in a sturdy bag next to your mailbox prior to your mail drop and your local letter carrier will collect the items and donate to your local food bank or pantry. It's that simple!!!
With the amazing help of the National Association of Letter Carriers, we can STAMP OUT HUNGER together! #StampOutHunger #EndHunger #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors
Bank of America and Feeding America—Going on Now
Nearly 49 million Americans struggle with hunger. Many are working families, children and seniors. Our partners at Feeding America have joined with Bank of America to help those struggling with hunger in our own community. For every $1 you donate, Bank of America will donate $2. Click here to help us fight hunger.
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.