Show your support by attending one of these upcoming fun events that benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. (Click on photos for larger image.)
Benefit in the Barn—Saturday, August 29
Delaware County Farm Bureau hosts Benefit in the Barn, a Symphony on the Farm on Saturday, August 29th. This celebration of agriculture and music takes place at Hardscrabble Farms at 2514 Skinner Road in Delaware. City Barbeque will be on hand to serve up a picnic-style dinner with all the fixin’s beginning at 6 p.m. with music by the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra commencing at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25 and can be obtained online by visiting BenefitintheBarn.eventbrite.com. Proceeds benefit Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
Music that Feeds—Saturday, August 29
Songs at the Center, Central Ohio’s new music show on WOSU TV, presents a concert on Saturday, August 29th to benefit Mid-Ohio Foodbank featuring three singer-songwriters, Eric Gnezda, RJ Cowdery, and Keith Larson. The event will be held at the Amlin United Methodist Church New Life Center, with a reception starting at 7pm and the concert beginning at 8pm. Tickets will be available at the door. For reservations and more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panera supports Hunger Action MontH—All of September
Join us all month long at your local Panera Bread location. With this coupon, you will receive $2 off any "Pick Two" meal and the Foodbank will receive a dollar.
You can also donate to the Foodbank by placing your change in the coin boxes at the registers. Every $1 donated will provide enough food for four meals. Spare change to make change in our community to end hunger.
Nationwide Children’s Championship—September 24 thru 27
Nationwide Children’s Hospital invites you to purchase a ticket to Nationwide Children’s Championship to support Mid-Ohio Foodbank. The Championship runs September 24th-27th. The first round competition begins at 7:45am. A daily pass is $10 or purchase a week’s pass for $30.
Join us at The Ohio State University Golf Club for a day filled with fun, golf and more! Click here to buy your Nationwide Children's Champtionship tickets now.
You had me at bacon!—Friday, September 25
For the love of Bacon, come join us for the Ohio Bacon Fest 2015. Hosted by Prime Social Group and MikeGallicchioNow, you can be part of the fun and support Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Featuring chefs from the finest local restaurants who will serve up samples of creative bacon dishes while you enjoy a refereshments, great atmosphere, and the best in local live music at The Columbus Commons!
The Ohio Bacon Fest takes place from 4:00 P.M. until 11:00 P.M. on Friday, September 25, 2015. For more information about the Ohio Bacon Fest and tickets, click here!
The Power of Running—Now thru September 30
Every weekend between August 8th and September 30, join Fleet Feet Sports and Front Runner for the Power of Running Campaign. At the end of those nine weeks, proceeds of designated products will be donated to Mid-Ohio Foodbank!
Click here or visit a Fleet Feed Sports store this weekend to show what The Power of Running for Good means to you.
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.
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.