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Supporting the Community All Year Long

Operation FeedGranville Turkey TrotElves In ActionFeed The Dream

Granville Turkey Trot: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2024


The Granville Turkey Trot is Granville’s most energetic Thanksgiving tradition and a fundraiser for the Food Pantry Network of Licking County. This event has been a community favorite since 2005 and has raised more than $1 million to help our network distribute food throughout Licking County. This year, join the many families and groups who have made this race part of their holiday tradition.

Sign up today to run, walk or volunteer!

Thank you to St. Luke’s Church and the team of volunteers who continue to make this event more successful each year!
Follow the Granville Turkey Trot on Facebook!

Elves In Action: Friday, November 29 – Tuesday, December 24, 2024


Elves in Action is our annual, community-wide fundraiser held at the end of every year to help us stock the shelves for the holiday season. Elves in Action aims to bring together supporters interested in fighting food insecurity in Licking County and collect food and monetary donations to benefit the Food Pantry Network.
Volunteers will be stationed near the Courthouse Square in Downtown Newark every evening from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Collection efforts will begin on the Friday after Thanksgiving and go until Dec. 24 each year.

Feed The Dream: Monday, January 15, 2024

Feed the Dream is a community food drive held annually on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to honor the legacy of Dr. King by helping to feed the less fortunate in our community.

Operation Feed: March 1 – March 31, 2024

Operation Feed of Licking County is a community-wide food drive that coordinates and promotes food and monetary donations from employees, individuals, and Licking County residents to feed our neighbors. Operation Feed of Licking County will begin on March 1 and conclude on March 31. During this period, each company and organization will run its individual food collection campaign.
The Kick-Off to Operation Feed will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at FPN Market on Brice St from 11am-3pm.
Celebration and Awards Friday, May 3, 2024, @ Marne Church
If you would like to host a virtual drive for Operation Feed, please click here to start a fundraising page!
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