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Granville Turkey Trot: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2023

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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!

Wing Ding – Registration and Pick-Up
The Turkey Trot “Wing-Ding” is our registration and packet pickup event, located at the corner of Main Street and Broadway in downtown Granville.
Where: 118 S. Main Street, Granville, Ohio 43023
When: Saturday, November 18th, 9:00am-12:00pm

Other Registration and Packet Pick-up Dates
Packet Pick up is at St. Lukes Parish House, 118 S Main St, Granville OH
Monday, November 20th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, November 21st, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, November 22nd, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

**NEW THIS YEAR** Tipsy Trot Presented By Snapshots Lounge
A pre-Thanksgiving warm up for the Granville Turkey Trot. A 1-mile walk/run event with food and beer included in your registration.
The Tipsy Trot event will be held Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023 2-5PM at Snapshots Lounge, 1329 Weaver Drive, Granville, OH and proceeds of this event will support the Food Pantry Network of Licking County.

Day of Event:
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2023[BOLD]
Registration and Packet Pickup - 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Fun Run/Walk Starts at 9:30am

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

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Elves In Action: Friday, November 24 – December 24, 2023

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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 on the east side of 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.

Mega Giving Marathon, December 2023


In partnership with T-100.3, KATE 98.7 and 104.7 The Big Lick, we are hosting a one-day food and fundraising marathon, asking supporters of the Food Pantry Network of Licking County to drop off food and funds to help stock the warehouse for the winter. 6:00am-6:00pm Location: TBD

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 22, 2023

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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 Mar. 1 and conclude on Mar. 22. During this period, each company and organization will run its individual food collection campaign.

Celebration and Awards May 5, 2023, @ Marne Church

If you would like to host a virtual drive for Operation Feed, please click here to start a fundraising page!

Click here for our 2023 Coordinator's Handbook

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