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FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY – 2018

JOIN WNZR TO SUPPORT THE KNOX COUNTY FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY DRIVE

 

Food for the Hungry is the annual collection of food and funds to benefit Interchurch Social Services, The Salvation Army and other food assistance organizations of Knox County. The calendar is full of events and special collections planned to support the annual drive. Donations help stock pantry shelves and give financial assistance to support Knox County's citizens in need.

 

Here are some of the upcoming events: (All proceeds from these events benefit the Knox County Food For The Hungry drive!)

 

For more information, go HERE.

 

Food For The Hungry - Working together to care for our neighbors.

 

Join WNZR at the 37th annual Food for the Hungry drive, Saturday, December 8. We will broadcast from the Knox County Memorial Building in Mount Vernon from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. providing updates on the total and all activities. The Big Blue Crew wants YOUR help in supporting Interchurch Social Services and the Salvation Army.

 

The top ten food items needed are:

 

  • canned meat (chicken, tuna)
  • beef stew/hearty soups
  • canned pasta
  • boxed dinners (Hamburger Helper)
  • peanut butter
  • spaghetti/spaghetti sauce
  • cereal (hot and cold)
  • baked beans/kidney/chili beans
  • noodles/instant rice/potatoes
  • canned fruits
  • and vegetables

 

The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County is back with Food for Fines

 

The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, including its branch libraries in Fredericktown, Danville and Gambier, is sponsoring a “Food for Fines” campaign that runs until Saturday, Dec. 8. During this time, library fines may be paid with canned or boxed non-perishable food items equal to the value of the fine. Donations of food or money will be gratefully accepted.

 

Items that are at or near their expiration dates or in damaged or compromised containers will not be accepted. All collected food and money will be given to the Food For The Hungry drive, and donations from each community will stay in that local community. The Libraries cannot accept food in payment for lost or damaged items. In addition to food items, the library will accept Humane Society approved brands of pet food.

 

Knox County High Schools are helping Food For The Hungry!

 

Area high schools are collecting donations to support Food For The Hungry.

 

Central Ohio Technical College is coordinating their collections this year. The goal for the 2018 high school campaign is to exceed last year’s numbers. In 2017, the students collected $9,312.82 and 3,440 food items. That equaled 2.75 trucks!

 

Collections are scheduled on these dates at our local high schools:

 

  • Knox County Career Center – 11/12 – 12/6
  • Mount Vernon – 11/26 – 12/3
  • Fredericktown – details coming soon
  • Centerburg – details coming soon

 

The top collecting school in the city and in the county will be recognized with a new traveling plaque sponsored by COTC to recognize the school accomplishment.

 

The Central Knox County Award will go to either Mount Vernon or the Knox County Career Center. The Greater Knox County Award will go to one of these schools: Centerburg, Danville, East Knox or Fredericktown. Each year, the winning school’s name will be added to the traveling plaque. Winning teams from each school will also get book bags full of swag and goodies from COTC. Cash donations are welcome. $1 = 4 food items.

 

One representative from each school will be invited to participate in the Food For The Hungry live broadcast on 12/8 at The Knox County Memorial Theatre. The donations from East Knox High School will go to Central Christian Church for their food pantry.  All other donations will be distributed through Interchurch Social Services and the Salvation Army to meet the needs of our community.

 

 

The Snowflake Gala: benefiting Knox County Food for the Hungry hosted by Kenyon College is back and tickets are on sale now!

 

The 8th Annual Snowflake Gala to benefit Food for the Hungry returns on Friday, December 7 in the Athletic Center at Kenyon College. Enjoy dinner prepared by the talented chefs of AVI Food Systems. This year’s dinner will feature a buffet of locally sourced foods, with both non-vegetarian and vegetarian options. Reservations accepted NO LATER than Friday, November 23, 2018.

 

This year's gala will honor the Brenneman Family with the William A. Stroud Award for Public Service. The Brenneman Family members are true Knox County philanthropists who have given hundreds of volunteer hours for many outstanding non-profit organizations, including Food For The Hungry. Chairpersons for the event are long-time Food for the Hungry supporters Pat and Mark Bennett.

 

Participate in a live fund-a-cause auction where direct money donations will purchase truckloads of food and financial assistance for families. The evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. Individual tickets are priced at $100 per person. To reserve your place, call 740-427-5111. Online registration and payment options are available at foodforthehungrycares.org, click the Auctions Tab and then Kenyon Gala Dinner and Auction. Ticket deadline is Friday, November 23. Proceeds from this annual gala benefit needy families and individuals in our own county. If you or your company would like to sponsor a table ($1,000 for eight people) or support the gala in some other way, please contact Kathryn Brechler Lake at 740-427-5111 or email lakek@kenyon.edu.

 

The Centerburg Silent Auction returns with great gift ideas!

 

The Centerburg Silent Auction will be held this year in the lobby of the Centerburg branch of the First-Knox National Bank. This auction will include gorgeous Christmas wreaths and will benefit Food For The Hungry in the Centerburg Community. Bidding begins Friday, November 23 and closes 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 8. See auction items at foodforthehungrycares.org

 

The Danville Silent Auction returns with great gift ideas!

 

The Danville Silent Auction will be held this year in the lobby of the Danville branch of the First-Knox National Bank. This auction will include gorgeous Christmas trees, wreaths, and other Christmas decor. The auction will benefit Food For The Hungry in Eastern Knox County. Bidding begins Friday, November 23 and closes 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 8. See auction items at foodforthehungrycares.org

 

The Knox County Career Center is hosting TWO auctions to benefit Food For The Hungry!

 

The Knox County Career Center is making your Christmas shopping easy this year. They are hosting TWO auctions to benefit Food For The Hungry.

 

There is an online silent auction featuring 5 themed gift baskets. Go to foodforthehungrycares.org to place your bid. Click on the auctions button and then on KCCC Online Auctions. Take a few simple steps to create an account and then enter a bid on your favorite gift basket.

 

The themed baskets include:

 

  • A Wedding Basket valued at $2,500
  • A Mom’s Night Out Basket valued at $1,200
  • An Auto Care Basket valued at $1,500
  • A Vacation Basket valued at $1,200
  • An OSU Basket valued at $200

 

Bidding ends at 3 p.m. on Saturday, 12/8. The winning bidders will be announced at the Food For The Hungry broadcast at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, 12/8.

 

The Knox County Career Center is also hosting a LIVE Auction of the one-of-a-kind, original Tailgate Trailer, CAR-B-Q!

This custom cut and fabricated 1968 Pontiac GTO Tailgate Trailer has AMAZING features:

 

  • Under the Hood – 6 Burner Charbroil Grill with side burner
  • Propane Fuel – 2 tanks attached
  • Center features a Wood Fired Smoker
  • Rear features a large Flat-Top Griddle
  • Original Old School Lights
  • Designed light enough to be pulled by a car
  • Custom Cut and Fabricated
  • Diamond Plate Toolbox to store all your supplies!

 

The CAR-B-Q was funded and built by Tim Hall and the KCCC Collision Repair Lab to benefit Food For The Hungry.

Bidding is OPEN NOW on this Tailgate Trailer. Go to foodforthehungrycares.org to place your bid. Click on the auctions button and then on KCCC Online Auctions. Take a few simple steps to create an account and then enter a bid on the CAR-B-Q. The highest bid will be taken into the LIVE auction that will begin at 1:06 p.m. during the Food For The Hungry broadcast at the Knox County Memorial Theatre.

 

You can see the Knox County Career Center Tailgate Trailer at these upcoming events:

 

  • Mount Vernon Christmas Parade and Walk, Sunday 11/25
  • MVNU Men and Women’s Basketball Games, Saturday 12/1

 

Make sure to tune in to WMVO 1300AM and 100.9FM or see the live streaming video on mvnu.tv on Saturday, 12/8 at 1:06 p.m. and place your bid! You can also place an advanced bid by calling John Feltman at 740-507-5386. SEE pictures of the CAR-B-Q at foodforthehungrycares.org

 

Chautauqua Foodstock brings Tom Petty and Friends – A Tribute to Knox County on Tuesday, December 4!

 

The Chautauqua Foodstock will be presented at the Knox County Memorial Theatre on Tuesday, December 4 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. This show will feature Tom Petty and Friends including George Harrison, Roy Orbison and special guest John Belushi.

 

Suggested cost of admission is one or more food items and/or a monetary donation (either give at the door or in collection during the performance). If you are unable to give, please still come and enjoy as a Christmas gift from the musicians of Knox County!

 

For more information, go to elixirpresents.com

 

Festival of Trees – the ticket to fighting hunger

 

The Apple Valley Property Owners Association will be hosting a Festival of Trees at the Floral Valley Community Center, December 1st through New Year’s Eve, December 31st. Each year, clubs and organizations of Apple Valley decorate a Christmas tree and the public is invited to come and vote for their favorite tree. Voting tickets may be purchased for $1 for two tickets or by providing one food item per ticket. All proceeds will benefit Food For The Hungry. Festival of Trees is open EVERY DAY of the week from 2-8 p.m. For more information, call Cheri at 740-397-1027 or Audrey at 740-397-1962.

 

Knox County Park District hosts the Fire & Ice Event to benefit Food For The Hungry

 

The Knox County Park District is hosting a special event on Saturday, December 8th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Come to Fire & Ice at the Honey Run Waterfall, 10855 Hazel Dell Road in Howard. Over 600 luminaries will light your paths to Honey Run Waterfall and the Kokosing State Scenic River. You can also enjoy light refreshments, a roaring bonfire and Christmas music. Everyone is asked to bring some canned food items to benefit Food For The Hungry. All ages are welcome! Find more information at knoxcountyparks.org

 

The Mount Vernon Grand Hotel is hosting a Craft Fair to benefit Food for the Hungry!

 

The Mount Vernon Grand Hotel is hosting the “Candy Cane Lane Craft Fair” on Saturday, December 8th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the show is free and open to the public. They will be collecting cash and canned food items for Food For The Hungry. All booth rental proceeds will also be donated to Food For The Hungry.

 

The Mount Vernon Grand Hotel is located at 12 Public Square in downtown Mount Vernon. For more information, call 740-397-4268.

 

The Mount Vernon Postal workers are picking up donations for Food for the Hungry on Saturday, December 8!

 

The Mount Vernon Post Offices are supporting Food for the Hungry. If you can’t make it to a collection point on Saturday, Dec. 8 - No problem! Simply leave canned or boxed food items in a bag or box by your mailbox or mail slot, and Mount Vernon postal workers will pick up the items as they come by to deliver your regular Saturday mail. It's that easy; and they won't charge you any postage!

 

On Saturday, December 8, 29 collection points will be open to collect food and monetary donations

for Food For The Hungry.

 

APPLE VALLEY:

  • 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Floral Valley Community Center (collecting until December 31st)

 

CENTERBURG:

  • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Dollar General, Hometown Market and the Post Office* (Cash Only)
  • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Interchurch Office

 

DANVILLE:

  • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. First Knox National Bank and Killbuck Savings Bank
  • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Hometown Market and Interchurch Office
  • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Danville Family Dollar* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31)
  • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Don Leos Market* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31)
  • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Danville Post Office* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31). They will also be open 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on Saturday 12/8
  • 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.  The Hang-Out* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31)
  • 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.  The Bender* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31)
  • 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.  McFadden’s Hot Spot Pizza* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31)
  • 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.  Subway* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31)

 

BRINKHAVEN:

  • 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Brinkhaven Post Office* (Cash Only, Collecting 12/1 – 12/31). They will also be open 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday 12/8

 

FREDERICKTOWN:

  • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Interchurch Office and Fredericktown Library

 

GAMBIER:

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  The Village Market

 

HOWARD:

  • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Dollar General* (Cash only, collecting from 12/1 – 12/31)

 

MILLWOOD:

  • 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.  Spearman’s Restaurant* (Cash only, collecting from 12/1 – 12/31)

 

MOUNT VERNON:

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Aldi, Kroger, Lanning’s Foods, Baker’s IGA, Rural King and Wal-Mart Supercenter
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Memorial Building

 

Cash donations only at these locations

 

For more information, go to FoodForTheHungryCares.org.

 

Food For The Hungry - Working together to care for our neighbors.

 

Join WNZR at the 37th annual Food for the Hungry drive, Saturday, December 8. We will broadcast from the Knox County Memorial Building from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. providing updates on the total and all activities. The Big Blue Crew wants YOUR help in supporting Interchurch Social Services and the Salvation Army.

 

Watch Food For the Hungry Broadcast LIVE at wnzr.tv!

 

The top ten food items needed are:

 

  • canned meat (chicken, tuna)
  • beef stew/hearty soups
  • canned pasta
  • boxed dinners (Hamburger Helper)
  • peanut butter
  • spaghetti/spaghetti sauce
  • cereal (hot and cold)
  • baked beans/kidney/chili beans
  • noodles/instant rice/potatoes
  • canned fruits
  • vegetables.