Show your support by attending one of these upcoming fun events that benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. (Click on photos for larger image.)
WKSFV—Friday & Saturday, April 18 & 19
Join us Friday and Saturday, April 18th & 19th from 6:00p-2:00a (Fri) and 4:00p-2a (Sat), at 527 East Hudson St for the fifth installment of Worst Kept Secret Fest! Featuring 20 local bands and musicians, an art gallery, tasty beverages, and delicious food trucks! Don't be afraid to rock the night away, as the first 50 people in the door get free samples of locally made products.
WKSF lets you in on the secret of Columbus's most exciting up and coming local bands and independent artists. Our approach brings together some of the greatest talent the city has to offer for a one of a kind festival experience. For WKSF5 we hope to give back to the community that makes this city so great. Admission to the show will be 1 non-perishable food item, to benefit Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Fight hunger and fill your bellies with our bounty of rock! Check us out at worstkeptsecretfest.com, and toss us a Like at https://www.facebook.com/WKSFest!
6th Annual Science Fiction Festival—Saturday, May 3
Star Base Columbus and Moore Comics are celebrating their 6th annual Out-of-this-World Sci-fi Festival and Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 3 from 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. Moore Comics will be hosting Free Comic Book Day and will have special sales and gaming events scheduled throughout the day. Star Base Columbus will host the Sci-Fi portion of the event with Free Parking, Free Admission, Free Food, Games, Door Prizes, Sci-fi and real Science and Space Exhibits, Jedi Training Academy, Retro Video Arcade and more. There will be local artists and members of Science Fiction clubs and Sci-fi convention reps on hand - musical performances by the rock band Four Swords, out of Greenville, OH, Magic performances by local Magician Doug Price and a special encore appearance of the Dalek, a life-size working replica created by a Doctor Who fan from Dayton, OH.
As we have done for many years, we are asking for monetary donations of any amount to benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. This promises to be a great day of fun for the whole family! For more information, visit our website.
Stamp Out Hunger 2014—Saturday, May 10
The 22nd annual Letter Carrier’s Food Drive is Saturday, May 10th. It’s a simple way of donating food without having to go very far—Just to your mail box! Leave your non-perishable food donations at your mailbox and letter carriers take care of the rest. This is the largest one-day food drive in the country, and with your help, it can be the best year yet.
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!
Columbus Soup & Bread—First Tuesday of Every Month Thru May
It’s that time again to partner with No Chefs Allowed for this fall’s Columbus Soup & Bread! Hosted at Woodlands Tavern, this is an awesome opportunity to show off your soup and/or bread making skills for patrons who wish to support Mid-Ohio Foodbank with a generous donation for a bowl of your delicious fare.
Join us the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 P.M. starting on October 1st! Look good while helping the community. If you haven’t been able to make it to out to Columbus Soup & Bread, here is another way to participate. Food for the community. Clothing for you. With the purchase of Columbus Soup & Bread apron, t-shirt, or the red version of Legit Ohio t-shirt, Mid-Ohio Foodbank receives enough money to provide 10 meals to our hungry neighbors.
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.
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.
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.