Help 4’s Army fight hunger in central Ohio

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — NBC4 is mobilizing 4’s Army on Friday, November 10 from 6:00am to 6:30pm at the NBC4 Studios, located at 3165 Olentangy River Road in Columbus, to collect non-perishable food for Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Volunteers will also staff the Call 4 phone bank starting at 6am.  Viewers can call 614-821-4444 to make credit card donations.

Just a $1 donation can help Mid-Ohio Foodbank provide four meals. Consider donating non-perishable food items that go with a traditional Thanksgiving meal, such as canned green beans, yams, gravy mixes, pie filling, mushroom soup, cranberry sauce, etc. Mid-Ohio Foodbank lists its essential food needs as: chili with beans, canned fruit, tuna, canned vegetables, canned meat, soup with vegetables, and peanut butter.

Donations will stock the shelves for Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s network of more than 650 pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, senior living centers, day care and after-school programs in 20 counties in central and eastern Ohio.

Donate now:

  1. Donate securely online at https://www.midohiofoodbank.org/4sArmy
  2. Make checks payable to and mail to:
    Mid-Ohio Foodbank
    3960 Brookham Drive
    Grove City, OH 43123

Additional Quick Facts

  • For every $1 we receive from a donor, we can provide $10 worth of groceries.
  • For every $1 donated, we can provide four meals.
  • Nearly 525,000 individuals receive emergency food each year through Mid-Ohio Foodbank.  About half of those served are children and seniors.
  • One in 6 of our neighbors and 1 in 4 of our children struggles to access enough food for an active and healthy lifestyle.
  • In the past year, Mid-Ohio Foodbank distributed more than 70 million pounds of food and grocery products.
  • Mid-Ohio Foodbank supplies food and grocery products to about 650 partner agencies (pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, etc.) in 20 central and eastern Ohio counties
  • Hunger exists in our community 365 days a year. We feed our neighbors today — while working every day to end hunger.
  • Especially during the holidays, we all look forward to sharing a meal with our families — our hungry neighbors are no different – they too want to share a hearty meal with those they love.
  • Any shelf-stable food is appreciated. But if you’re looking for some ideas to consider, we suggest:
    • Traditional holiday fare, such as canned pumpkin or cranberry sauce – maybe bring a food you have always enjoyed at your holiday table
    • High protein/canned meats
    • Peanut butter
    • Any kind of beans
    • Rice or other whole grains

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