Food For The Hungry ready for live broadcast
MOUNT VERNON — Local media outlets will join together this weekend for the 37th annual Food For The Hungry drive to benefit The Salvation Army, Interchurch Social Services and 19 other food and poverty assistance initiatives in Knox County. A live broadcast of all the day’s events begins Saturday at 9 a.m., and continues until 5 p.m., on 100.9 FM and 13WMVO Radio, with live video streaming at MVNU.TV. The broadcast will originate from the Knox County Memorial Building at 112 E. High St.
Local media personalities Marcy Rinehart of WNZR and Curtis Newland of WMVO/93.7 The Super Q will serve as hosts for the event. Kokosing River Productions, the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Department of Communication, Wayne Bower, J.R. Bonham and Spectrum Cable are donating broadcast production and technical support
This year’s broadcast, as always, will feature several community members and organizations presenting their contributions to the drive. FFTH will present $30,500 in mini-grants during the broadcast. A number of Knox County elementary, middle and high school student collection winners will also be recognized.
There will be featured entertainment on the schedule including Rachel Rinehart and Lilly Buckley; The Daniels Family; and a presentation of “The Little Drummer Boy” with Rinehart and Buckley, along with the Drum Line from Mount Vernon High School, scheduled to broadcast at 12:40 p.m.
At noon, the webcast will have short video features on the need and impact of FFTH, the Knox County Career Center Car-B-Q and a tribute to the Brenneman Family, recipients of this year’s William A. Stroud Award for community service from Kenyon College.
At 1:06 p.m., the Knox County Career Center will offer its Partner Report followed by the auction of the Car-B-Q Tailgate Trailer. Interested bidders can participate live at the steps of the Memorial Building; online at FoodForTheHungryCares.org; or by phone at 740-398-5826, 740-263-1263 or 740-398-3481.
The KCCC’s silent/online auction of themed baskets will continue in the Memorial Building’s Veterans Hall until 3 p.m., or visit foodforthehungrycares.org to bid online.
At 3:05 p.m., Mount Vernon Nazarene University will present the annual Stephen Zelkowitz Memorial Award, which honors service to the FFTH drive. This year’s recipients are Bob and Gwen Tiell and family. Kenyon College will present the exciting results of this year’s Snowflake Gala at 3:45 p.m.
Radio stations providing updates from the Memorial Theater include WNZR 90.9 FM and 93.7 The Super Q. Updates will also be provided on the Food For The Hungry of Knox County Facebook page.
Visitors and donors are encouraged to join this year’s celebration of giving by entering the Memorial Building through the central steps leading to Veteran’s Hall. Handicapped access will be available as well by following the signs provided.
The goal for the 2018 drive is $220,000 and as much non-perishable food items as can be collected. The day’s final total will be announced just before 5 p.m.
For more information about this year’s drive including scheduling details, or to donate online, visit www.FoodForTheHungryCares.org.
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On Saturday, December 8th, 29 collection points will be open to collect food and monetary donations for Food For The Hungry.
2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Floral Valley Community Center (collecting until December 31st)
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Dollar General, Hometown Market and the Post Office* (Cash Only)
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Interchurch Office
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)
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
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
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Interchurch Office and Fredericktown Library
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Village Market
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dollar General* (Cash only, collecting from 12/1 – 12/31)
7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Spearman’s Restaurant* (Cash only, collecting from 12/1 – 12/31)
* Cash donations only at these locations
For more information, log on to www.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 8th. We will broadcast from the Knox County Memorial Building from 9am to 5pm 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 Mount Vernon Postal workers are picking up donations for Food for the Hungry on Saturday, December 8th!The Mount Vernon Post Offices are supporting Food for the Hungry. If you can’t make it to a collection point on Saturday, Dec. 8th – 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!
Watch the Food For The Hungry Broadcast LIVE on www.mvnu.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 and vegetables.
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Greater Knox County Food for the Hungry School Drive
The 2018 Greater Knox County Food for the Hungry School Drive is underway with the sponsorship of Delta Kappa Gamma sorority. Donations will benefit the 37th annual Food for the Hungry Drive. The children are demonstrating that you are never too young to make a difference. Centerburg, Danville, East Knox, and Fredericktown Elementary Schools will join the Knox Learning Center to collect from Monday, November 26th through Friday, November 30th.
This year, the classroom in each participating school that contributes the highest number of food items per student will be treated to a pizza party. Cash donations are welcome. Each $1 donated will be equal to four food items. Checks should be made payable to Food for the Hungry. Donations will benefit and be used in each respective area of the county.
The winning classroom pizza parties for each of the Greater Knox County schools are being sponsored by:
Centerburg Elementary School: Long Branch Pizza
Danville Elementary: The Hangout
East Knox Elementary: Nancy Maria’s Pizza
Fredericktown Elementary: Pizza Dock
Knox Learning Center: Donatos
The top donor from each school will be honored in the Food for the Hungry broadcast at the Knox County Memorial Building on Saturday, Dec. 8th. The students will be recognized on our live video stream at www.mvnu.tv, as well as on 100.9 FM and 13WMVO, with reports given on WNZR and 93.7 the Super Q.
All food and donations will be distributed through Interchurch Social Services and The Salvation Army to meet the needs of our community.
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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. 8th. 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.
The Turkey Trot is back on Thanksgiving morning to support Food for the Hungry!
The 8th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk will take place on Thanksgiving morning, November 22. WeRunMV will be hosting this event. Sign-in starts at 8:00AM on race day at the MVNU Chapel with the race to start at 9:00AM. The run will begin and end at the entrance of the Chapel on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University.
This FREE event is designed for runners and walkers of all ages. Cash and food donations will be collected for the local Food for the Hungry Drive and donated to the Salvation Army and Interchurch Social Services. This is a fun event that gives you a wonderful start to your Thanksgiving Day. What better way to count your blessings than to run or walk with friends and give to others?! Plus this race will help you make room for all the turkey and other great food you are going to eat later in the day. This event is open of everyone! Canines welcome! The first dog to cross the finish line will receive a trophy! Mount Vernon First Naz will provide hot chocolate for everyone at the end of the race.
For more information, contact Scott Burgess at 740-397-7896.
For every $1.00 we raise, our community partner agencies can purchase $10.00 worth of food from the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. It typically takes around $64.00 to feed a family of 4 for 3 days. Mid-Ohio Food Bank can do that for $8.00!
For more information about this or other Food For The Hungry activities, visit www.foodforthehungrycares.org
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Get the Facts
$8 provides a family with an Emergency Food Package, enough food to feed a family of 4 for 3 days.An Emergency Food Package includes:
bread + macaroni & cheese + pasta or rice + 1 spaghetti sauce + cereal + 2-3 cans of fruit + 1 fruit juice +4-5 canned vegetables + 1 tuna + 2 cans pasta + beef stew or chili + 1 can of cream soup + 2 other soups or ramen + 1 Helper + 1 potato or rice side dish + 1 peanut butter + 1 misc. item (pancake syrup, shelf-stable milk, cake mix) + 2 snack items + 3 meats + fresh fruits and vegetables
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
East Knox – collected through 11/14
Mount Vernon – 11/26 – 12/3
Danville – The National Honor Society went Trick or Treating for canned goods on 10/30 and all students will again participate in the Can In The Teacher event on 11/16 – 11/19.
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. $1.00 = 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.
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Support Food for the Hungry at the MV Christmas Parade
The Mount Vernon Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, November 25th. It will begin at United Prestress Industries on Howard Street. The parade will hit South Main Street beginning at 2:30pm and travel north to the Public Square. You can show your support by bringing canned or boxed food items with you to the parade, and then placing these items in the shopping carts pushed by the Food For The Hungry Partner Board representatives as they pass by. All food collected at the parade will go to the food pantries at Interchurch and The Salvation Army. Make sure to look for the CAR-B-Q Tailgate Trailer from the Knox County Career Center. This amazing trailer will lead the Food For The Hungry entry in the parade and will be auctioned off LIVE on December 8th at 1:06pm. The Mount Vernon Christmas Parade is organized by the Mount Vernon News.
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 7th 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 23rd.
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 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00. Individual tickets are priced at $100 per person. To reserve your place, call 740-427-5111. Online registration and payment options are available at www.foodforthehungrycares.org, click the Auctions Tab and then Kenyon Gala Dinner and Auction. Ticket deadline is Friday, November 23rd. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MVNU is hosting Knox Needs to support Food for the Hungry!Food insecurity is the unfortunate reality that at least some household members are uncertain of having, or unable to acquire, enough food due to insufficient resources. Knox County is one county in which food insecurity is on the rise.
Knox Needs is MVNU’s partnership with Food for the Hungry to provide meals and stable housing for our brothers and sisters in Knox County.
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MVNU is hosting a special event at Happy Bean on 11/27
On Tuesday, November 27th, MVNU hosts Happy Christmas Bean from 7-9pm at Happy Bean coffee shop in downtown Mount Vernon.
The Mount Vernon and MVNU communities are invited to come to our coffee Christmas party!
What will be there?
Live Christmas music
Classic Christmas records
Christmas coffee (partial proceeds benefitting Knox Needs/FFTH)
“Adopt a family” tree- people will be able to “adopt” a family with $8 (feed a family for 4 for 3 days) and take a hand-made ornament with them
Christmas mugs! (for purchase) Some handmade from MVNU students and some will be a little more eclectic.
Free Christmas cookies!
All proceeds will benefit families in Knox County through Knox Needs and Food For The Hungry.
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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 23rd and closes at Noon on Saturday, December 8th.See auction items at www.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 23rd and closes at Noon on Saturday, December 8th.See auction items at www.foodforthehungrycares.org
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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 2-8pm. For more information, call Cheri at 740-397-1027 or Audrey at 740-397-1962.
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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 www.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 3pm on Saturday, December 8th. The winning bidders will be announced at the Food For The Hungry broadcast at 3:30pm on Saturday, December 8th.
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 www.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 1:06pm 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, November 25th
MVNU Men and Women’s Basketball Games, Saturday, December 1st
Make sure to tune in to WMVO 1300AM and 100.9FM or see the live streaming video on mvnu.tv on Saturday, December 8th at 1:06pm 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 www.foodforthehungrycares.org
Knox Needs Marketplace: November 13-16, MVNU Cafeteria Lobby, Lunch & Dinner hours. Buy baked goods, homemade items, prints, and more!
Quarter Auction: November 15, Foster Hall inside Ariel Arena
Friday Night Live: November 16, 7pm and 9pm in Thorne Performance Hall (inside the Chapel)
Turkey Trot 5K Run and Walk: Nov. 22, starts on the steps of the Chapel
Happy Christmas Bean: November 27, 7:00pm, Happy Bean
Knox Needs Silent Auction: Nov. 27-December 1 – online on Facebook. (search for @mvnuM2540)
Campus Christmas Party: November 30
Men and Women’s Basketball Games: December 1, Ariel Arena
The Fredericktown Christmas Walk is Saturday, December 1 from 3pm – 7pm!
Fredericktown will be hosting the 18th annual Christmas Walk and Charity Auction on Saturday, December 1st from 3pm – 7pm. Come experience the spirit of what Christmas is all about! The Walk Committee invites everyone to attend and mark the beginning of the Christmas season, while supporting local charities that provide food and financial services to area residents.
There is so much to see and do:
Annual Live Food For The Hungry Charity Auction at the Senior Citizen Building on the Square begins at 3pm
Santa will be seeing Children at the Gazebo
Gazebo tree lighting ceremony at 6:30pm
Tractor pulled wagon rides around the Christmas light display
Santa’s toy shop at the Masonic Lodge (hot food too)
Crafts and Vendors and food at the First Presbyterian Church in the fellowship Hall
Crafts for Kids and the WNZR Photo Booth at the Baptist Church
Live musical groups
A gingerbread house competition at First Knox National Bank
The Fredericktown Merchant Association will provide special events throughout the afternoon
The commemorative ornament this year features the Freddie Bird. This unique ornament is on display at Huff’s Fine Jewelry, Aunt Ruth’s Attic, First Knox National Bank and the Brickhouse Grind. It is available for purchase at the Presbyterian Church on December 1st.
New this year – a 50/50 scavenger hunt! Stop by the ornament table to purchase your card. Get it stamped at participating businesses and be sure to turn it back in by 6pm to be part of a prize drawing.
WNZR and the Big Blue Crew will be parked in front of the Fredericktown Village Office
And much more!
Don’t miss this FUN event for families on Saturday, December 1st from 3pm – 7pm in Fredericktown.
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The Fredericktown Community Fire District sells Poinsettias at the Fredericktown Christmas Walk
This is the 11th year for the Poinsettia Sale at the Fredericktown Christmas Walk. Chief Scott Mast of the Fredericktown Community Fire District has challenged his Firefighters Association to sell poinsettias for benefit Food For The Hungry. Poinsettias will be on sale at the Masonic Lodge from 3pm – 7pm on December 1st.
Used Toy donations are needed for the Fredericktown Christmas Walk
Gently used toys are needed for Santa’s Toy Shop. They are looking for toys, board games, video game systems, sports equipment or any toy a child would love. *Stuffed animals are NOT accepted due to health regulations.* Toys can be dropped off at Fredericktown Chevrolet, First Knox National Bank, the Library or Aunt Ruth’s attic.
Santa’s Toy Shop will take place in the Masonic Lodge during the Fredericktown Christmas Walk on Saturday, December 1st from 3pm to 7pm.
Donations are needed for the Fredericktown Charity Auction
The Fredericktown community is preparing again to host the annual Christmas Walk and Charity Auction to benefit Food For The Hungry. The auction will be held on Saturday, December 1st at 3 p.m. in the Fredericktown Senior Center at 2 East Sandusky Street. It is time to begin searching through basements, attics and homes for possible donations.
Some ideas for donations:
Gift Certificates from local business owners
Service Projects – such as truckload of wood, snow shoveling, hair styling, etc.
Baked goods in keepsake Christmas tins or plates.
Please donate quality items in good condition.
Families, friends, neighbors, churches, and organizations are encouraged to partner to create themed baskets, service offerings, and gift certificates to donate.
Donations can be dropped off at the Fredericktown Village Office. If you need an item picked up, please call Joley Lepley at 740-694-0244.Baked goods and gift baskets containing food items should be dropped off at the The Senior Center by Noon on Saturday December 1st.
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Chautauqua Foodstock brings Tom Petty and Friends – A Tribute to Knox County on Tuesday, December 4th!
The Chautauqua Foodstock will be presented at the Knox County Memorial Theatre on Tuesday, December 4th at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6pm. 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 www.elixirpresents.com
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