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Columbus CROP Hunger Walk

  Columbus CROP Hunger Walk

Join us for the 40th Anniversary Columbus CROP Hunger Walk! Come enjoy the beautiful Scioto Audubon Metro Park and be sure to join us for our Send-Off Rally at 12:45 p.m. with an invocation, updates from the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and Church World Service, and special guest Mary Catherine Hinds: National CROP Hunger Walk/Fundraising Strategist for […]

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Do Good With Chipotle Burritos: Neighborhood Services Inc.

  Do Good With Chipotle Burritos: Neighborhood Services Inc.

EAT BURRITOS TO FIGHT HUNGER IN YOUR COMMUNITY! ====== Join us at the restaurant for a fundraiser to support Neighborhood Services Inc. Just come into the 1726 N High Street Chipotle on Saturday, June 2nd from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Bring in a flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the […]

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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 Kitchen Inc Hires Dustin Speakman as CEO

Amber Hage-Ali Amber Hage-Ali Community Kitchen Inc Hires Dustin Speakman as CEO

Quirky Dustin Speakman — dressed in a button up plaid shirt with a wooden bow tie and a set of thick framed glasses hugging his face — smiles and reclines in his new office chair. “I grew up as a poor Appalachian kid from Southeastern Ohio,” Speakman reminisced. “My family’s homestead had no electricity 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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Local Groups Feed Homeless in Columbus One Meal at a Time

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia Local Groups Feed Homeless in Columbus One Meal at a Time

When MarShawn McCarrel became homeless and had to sleep outside the streets, he hoped some one out there would “get his back.” Homelessness is not a stranger to Columbus. Although the city is growing through many new developments, Columbus has not yet seen any decline in the homeless population in recent years. Almost every one […]

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PowerPhilanthropy Friday: Supporting the Fresh Foods Shift

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation PowerPhilanthropy Friday: Supporting the Fresh Foods Shift

Large food pantries purchase the majority of their food, and even donated food isn’t free when you consider everything. Only a very small percentage comes from the cupboards of our homes. The supply of food from supermarkets has evaporated as a result of improved inventory control, while demand for food assistance has gone up 40 […]

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