Community service

Community Service Day At the Mid-Ohio Food Bank

As a part of our mission to serve our local community, Eagle Financial Solutions and Eagle College Planning are proud to support the Mid-Ohio Food Bank!

This year, for our annual Community Service Day outing on Friday, December 2, we volunteered as a team at the Grove City warehouse and food pantry.

Advisors and staff helped families shop for food in the pantry, assisted with loading groceries, and also stocked shelves in the pantry.

Food pantry shopping Food pantry stock
Brian Minier & Tyna Agee assist families with filling their carts in the food pantry. Melanie Canini restocks refrigerator cases in the pantry.

We were also treated to a tour of this impressive facility, which serves the entire mid-Ohio region, and also helps other food banks around the state and the country when needed. The Mid-Ohio Foodbank is the largest in the state, serving 20 counties, and the Grove City food pantry is one of the largest and well-stocked food pantries in the entire country. The food bank employs 120 full-time employees, plus hundreds of volunteers who donate their time to serve in various capacities. Melanie Canini restocks refrigerator cases in the pantry.

Mid-Ohio Foodbank
Our team at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank warehouse.
(Left to Right: Ed Beemiller, Tyna Agee, Steve Schobert, Rose Sarko, John Shedenhelm, Melanie Canini, Bob Shedenhelm, Brian Minier, Ryan Fleming.)

Our team at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank warehouse.
(Left to Right: Ed Beemiller, Tyna Agee, Steve Schobert, Rose Sarko, John Shedenhelm, Melanie Canini, Bob Shedenhelm, Brian Minier, Ryan Fleming.)
The food bank manages more than 66 million pounds of food each year, a surprisingly high percentage of which (55%) is fresh fruits and vegetables. Through their pantry and various partnerships, the Mid-Ohio Foodbank provides nearly 150,000 meals every day for hungry families throughout Central and Eastern Ohio. Learn more about the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and how you can serve at http://www.midohiofoodbank.org/.

Following our shift, we enjoyed a late lunch at Schmidt’s Sausage Haus in German Village.

Lunch at Schmidts
The gang enjoys a late lunch at Schmidt’s. Our guys try to pretend they’re cool with German hats…

The gang enjoys a late lunch at Schmidt’s. The day provided a great opportunity to do something fun and meaningful together as a team, and we look forward to more serving events like this in the future! Our guys try to pretend they’re cool with German hats…

 

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