Help ‘Stop Hunger Now’ for Thanksgiving

CFAES, in conjunction with the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation and Buckeyes Against Hunger, is hosting a Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Event on Monday, Nov. 24, at Ohio State’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, in Columbus.

We set a goal to package 75,000 meals from 4-7 p.m. — meals that will help feed impoverished people around the world and further the movement to end hunger in our lifetime. 


Please sign up to help us reach our goal for this worthwhile cause and join us during Thanksgiving week as we show appreciation for what we have by “paying it forward.” We need an additional 17-20 volunteers (must be able to lift 50 pounds or more) to assist with setup between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and approximately 75-80 additional volunteers to package meals from 4-7 p.m. Please visit the CFAES Stop Hunger Now web page to sign up for either time period or both!

You can also make a donation through a link on that page — one meal costs $0.29 — as we strive to reach a goal of $21,750. All donations, regardless of the amount, will help. Join the CFAES team here

We will provide pizza, snacks and beverages as well as a chance to win a GREAT door prize from area businesses, but you must register online prior to the event to be eligible to win.

Please do not hesitate to contact Bill Smiley with any questions at or 614-247-6335. To learn more about the Stop Hunger Now organization, visit their website to watch videos from past meal packaging events and read about their humanitarian efforts. 

Note: Please make sure you register to volunteer at the event or make a donation to Stop Hunger Now at the CFAES event page so your donation is credited to our college.