Help With This Fundraiser
Having your company participate in Operation Feed will help your local community, or if you are just a resident of Licking County and want to make a difference you can. For more information about this fundraiser you can download the Handbook below.
– 2018 Coordinator Handbook Operation Feed Handbook
The Operation Feed Campaign for Licking County will begin February 29th and will conclude on March 20th. During this period, each company and organization will run its individual food collection campaign. Prior to the kickoff, press releases and radio and TV announcements will be given to notify the public about Operation Feed. The key dates are:
SuperMarket Sweep – Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
Campaign Conclusion – Sunday, March 25th, 2018
Celebration and Awards – Friday, May 4th, 2018
2018 Operation Feed Facts
Operation Feed of Licking County is a community-wide food drive which coordinates and promotes the collection of food from employees and Licking County residents to feed those in need during times of emergency. The food will be stocked at the Food Pantry Network of Licking County and distributed to member pantries and social service organizations that supply emergency meals for people who are hungry.
Do we need Operation Feed?
YES! Although Licking County is a prosperous community, there are many people who find themselves in difficult situations and in need of receiving emergency food distribution. In 2017, the member agencies of the Food Pantry Network of Licking County served over 1,310,000 meals to over 320,000 individuals. Approximately 35% of the recipients are children and infants who have no control over their situation.
How will the campaign be run?
Each participating company or organization will be asked to appoint one of its employees as a coordinator. This person will be responsible for organizing the food campaign for the company or organization, which can be fun, exciting, and novel. Some examples for planning a successful campaign are attached. However, the main goal is to collect food for the needy. Orientation will be provided to all coordinators by Operation Feed sponsors.