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… (READ MORE)
Attention Black Friday Shoppers! We’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…. (READ MORE)
Thanksgiving Morning Run for the Turkeys 10:00 AM — 5K (Rain, Snow, or Shine!) Ottawa Metro Park in Bath Township, 2632 Ada Road, Lima Check out the Official Run for the Turkeys website or the Official Run for the… (READ MORE)
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… (READ MORE)
Shawnee UMC Spaghetti Dinner Tickets will be available starting November 1 and include spaghetti with meatballs, salad or applesauce, bread, dessert, & drinks. You can stay and eat, or take your dinner to go. Friday, November 20 4:30 – 7:00 PM… (READ MORE)
Captain 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… (READ MORE)
Shawnee 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… (READ MORE)
Last Ride of the Season! Sunday, November 1, 2015 | Registration: 1:00–1:30 All Bikes Out at 1:30 | All Bikes In by 4:00 PM $15 Solo / $5 Passenger Last ride of the season! Price includes food and drink. There… (READ MORE)
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…. (READ MORE)
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… (READ MORE)
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.