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Blend, Mid-Ohio Market Open at Columbus State

Susan Post Susan Post Blend, Mid-Ohio Market Open at Columbus State

The first of two eateries at Columbus State Community College’s recently completed Mitchell Hall is now open. Located at 250 Cleveland Ave., Blend Cafe + Bakery offers a variety of pastries, grab-and-go items, sandwiches and soups, as well as a rotating daily hot option. Students are hands-on in virtually every part of the operation. All […]

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Mid-Ohio Foodbank Reaches 2 Million Pound Produce Donation Milestone

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Mid-Ohio Foodbank Reaches 2 Million Pound Produce Donation Milestone

Tuesday evening’s delivery from the Mid-Ohio Foodbank (MOF) to the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center (CRC) will have the landmark two millionth pound of fresh produce in tow. The partnership between MOF and the CRC started five years ago, in 2011, with the Foodbank’s Fresh Produce initiative. The program launched after MOF started getting more and […]

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Community Plates Saves Food from Local Landfills

Walker Evans Walker Evans Community Plates Saves Food from Local Landfills

Community Plates was launched in 2011 with a very simple goal: to get food to people in need. Founder Jeff Schacher recognized a huge discrepancy between the amount of food being thrown away each day by restaurants and grocery stores, and the amount of food needed in local pantries and shelters. So he created Community […]

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Best Nonprofit of 2013: Mid-Ohio Food Bank

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Nonprofit of 2013: Mid-Ohio Food Bank

For three years straight, the Mid-Ohio Foodbank has topped our list of local nonprofits. That’s not to say that other charities are less deserving of your donations and volunteerism, but the Foodbank has proven to have staying power at the top of mind when our readers are asked about their philanthropic preferences in Columbus. Since […]

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