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Mid-Ohio Foodbank provides students with healthful groceries to take home over the weekend. Through its backpack program, the food bank distributes food to 31 sites in both Franklin and Marion Counties, and plans to distribute backpacks filled with nutritious food twice a month at each location throughout the school year. Each backpack contains fresh fruit, macaroni, crackers or bread, cereal, shelf-stable milk, tuna or peanut butter, and one or two other snacks.

3960 Brookham Dr
Grove City,
OH
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Publisher Emeritus of CIO magazine Gary Beach founded Tech Corps in 1995 to build technology infrastructures in public schools. Since its inception, it has organized more than 10,000 volunteers to help institute new technology in K–12 schools. Programs including a computer grant, afterschool clubs, and a summer Techie Camp provide youth with access to technological resources and train them in modern skills that will help make them competitive in the workforce. Techie Camp and Techie Club immerse elementary- and middle-school students in hands-on curricula that teaches them to build or work with Lego Mindstorms NXT robots, expanding their knowledge of topics related to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

112 Jefferson Ave
Columbus,
OH
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The American Community Gardening Association strives to increase and enhance community gardening and greening across the United States and Canada. Its binational network of professionals, volunteers, and supporters of community greening help promote and support all aspects of community gardening, urban forestry, and preservation of open spaces. The association supplies community groups and schools with information and education to boost children's interest in fruits and vegetables and increase their relationship with nature, recognizing that community gardens work to stimulate social interaction, beautify, and promote sustainability.

1777 E Broad St
Columbus,
OH
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The Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks (OASHF) represents Ohio's 12 food banks and its food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. Through its Ohio Agricultural Clearance Program, OASHF purchases surplus produce and other agricultural products from local farmers and growers and distributes the fresh fruit and vegetables to families in need through its emergency food-assistance network. Additionally, through the Ohio Food Purchase Program, OASHF purchases protein-packed food—items that are typically more expensive and rare in local food drives—at significantly reduced rates, helping to ensure the families it serves receives nutritious, balanced meals.

51 N High St
Columbus,
OH
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Community Shelter Board (CSB) combats homelessness in Franklin County by working to identify and help solve the root problems that serve as barriers to securing stable housing. More than 8,000 adults and children facing homelessness each year seek assistance from the organization's emergency shelters, housing services, and supportive housing, and the organization doesn't turn away those requesting boarding. In addition to providing emergency shelter for adults and children in need, the organization provides free access to advocates, case managers, utilities, and supplies.

111 Liberty St
Columbus,
OH
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Since 1996, PetPromise's founders and network of volunteers have been rescuing and finding homes for stray cats and dogs. Along with rescuing stray animals from the streets and local shelters, the no-kill animal-welfare organization spays or neuters feral cats or pets whose owners need financial assistance. PetPromise also is in the process of creating an animal-care and adoption center to serve as a home-like sanctuary for animals as they await adoption.

4812 Kenny Road
Columbus,
OH
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