Harvest Celebration – November 19, 2017

Shawnee United Methodist Church is giving it all away! Our offering, that is. We partner with business and individuals in the community to raise millions of pounds of food for the West Ohio Food Bank. The Food Bank’s buying power is much better than what we can do at the grocery store, so we raise dollars and in a wonderful culmination of all of our efforts, we will give away our ENTIRE Sunday morning offering on November 19, 2017 Harvest for the Hungry Celebration Sunday. #ServeLikeJesus

LuLu’s Diner Day – November 24, 2017

Attention Black Friday Shoppers!

LuLu’s Diner DayWe’ve got the perfect solution for your Black Friday breakfast and lunch! Stop by either LuLu’s Diner (West or East) and grab a bite of delicious LuLu’s food and you’ll be helping Harvest for the Hungry. LuLu’s is open 6 AM to 2 PM and proceeds of their profits all day will benefit Harvest. So, even if you aren’t out among the crazed shoppers, stop by LuLu’s and support Harvest.

Arby’s Day – November 19, 2017


Arby’s has been a Harvest Corporate Partner for many years! On Harvest Celebration Sunday, all of the profits—from the entire day—at the Arby’s on Shawnee Road will go to Harvest. Get some good food that feeds that masses on Sunday, November 19 at the Arby’s at 2535 Shawnee Road, Lima, Ohio 45806 .

Captain D’s Day – November 12, 2017 – Elida Road Location ONLY


Captain D’s DayCaptain D’s has been a Harvest Corporate Partner for years! Every year, during Harvest season, Captain D’s will set aside one Sunday afternoon and give a portion of all profits from that time to Harvest. This year is no exception. On Sunday, November 12, from 12 noon to 3:00, you can eat at the Captain D’s on Elida Road and a portion of the profits will be donated to Harvest.

SWELC Coin Collection – Nov 1 thru Nov 17, 2017

SWELC Dime CollectionShawnee Weekday Early Learning Center is getting in on the Harvest action!  They have been instructed they are to do extra chores around the house to earn coins. Each child has been challenged to collect coins  and bring it back by November 17. Just goes to show, now matter how young you are, you’re still old enough to make a difference in the lives of others!

Last Ride – November 5, 2017

Last Ride of the Season!

Sunday, November 5, 2017 | Registration: 1:00–1:30

All Bikes Out at 1:30 | All Bikes In by 4:00 PM

$15 Solo / $5 Passenger

Last RideLast ride of the season! Price includes food and drink. There are door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, old friends, new friends, and lots of fun! Ride begins and ends at Shawnee UMC {2600 Zurmehly Road | Lima, Ohio 45806.} All proceeds go to Harvest for the Hungry.

Change for Change Roots Harvest Challenge

Change for Change Harvest Challenge

Bring us your Pennies, Nickels and Dimes!

Our preschool through 5th grade Roots Kid’s Ministry classes are going to collect “Change for Change” this fall. All money raised will go towards Harvest for the Hungry. We will begin Sunday, November 1 and run though Sunday, November 15. At the Roots registration desk there will be  containers to collect change.

Parents, please have your children do chores, bring their allowance, give their offering to our “Change for Change”

What is Harvest?

What is Harvest for the Hungry?

It’s a massive annual fundraiser for The West Ohio Food Bank. Several churches, businesses and individuals in Allen County, Ohio work to has raise enough to provide food for over 45,000 individuals in need in the Lima area.

A little history:

The seeds for Harvest for the Hungry were sown in 1991 when the youth of Shawnee United Methodist Church began collecting canned goods during a Sunday night Youth Meeting. The overwhelming response and growing need sparked an initiative to find a more systematic way of meeting the need.

As a result, Harvest for the Hungry officially began in 1994, when it was discovered that the West Ohio Food Bank could purchase food for pennies a pound and then distribute it to those in need more efficiently than any other group is able.

In 2014 we provided over 380,000 meals.

If you would like more information on our Harvest for the Hungry campaign, or would like to get involved, please contact us! NoMoreHunger@HarvestForTheHungry.net