improveit gives back
With hunger affecting more Central Ohio families this year, Improveit collected food and monetary donations in time for the holidays.
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In one of its two annual holiday-season donation drives, the team at Improveit Home Remodeling gathered more than 200 pounds of food and hundreds in monetary donations to benefit the Mid-Ohio Food Collective this winter. Improveit’s corporate marketing team delivered the donation to the food pantry on December 22, to help fill neighbors’ dinner tables in time for the holidays.
“Being able to help improve people’s homes means a lot to us, but we know that for so many of our neighbors in Central Ohio, their needs are much more basic,” says Traci Snyder, Director of Marketing for Improveit. “We love the Mid-Ohio Food Collective’s mission to help the Central Ohio region grow and thrive by providing nourishing meals and working to end hunger. Our team recognizes how lucky we are to be a long-standing member of the Columbus business community, and we’re proud to be in a position to give back and help further that mission.”
The challenges of 2020 have added to the strain of families experiencing food insecurity. The Mid-Ohio Food Collective’s main hub in Grove City, Ohio usually serves about 700 people a day, but that number has climbed during the pandemic. A spokesperson for the organization says they are now serving about 1,000 families daily, and as many as 28% of them are visiting the food bank for the first time. The Collective is seeing similar increases across food banks throughout the 20 Ohio counties it serves.
Senior Marketing Manager Courtney Davis coordinated the food- and fundraising effort for Improveit. She says the 212 pounds of donated food, and nearly $500 in monetary donations collected from Improveit team members, friends, family, and even customers, will go a long way toward serving individuals and families throughout the region.
“The Mid-Ohio Food Collective is able to stretch every dollar that’s donated, so our fundraiser will ultimately turn into nearly $4,500 worth of groceries for our neighbors here in Central Ohio,” Davis says. “We know 2020 has been a difficult year for so many families in our area. Every little bit counts to help keep food on the table, especially around the holidays, and we’re so proud to be able to make this donation.”