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Assemble Weekend Food Bags for 200 Local Students

Assemble Weekend Food Bags for 200 Local Students

Provide Nutritious Food to Linden Students

Date: January 10 | Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue: New Salem Baptist Church

2956 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH 43224

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For over 400,000 children in Ohio, school meals may be the only food they eat during the week. What happens when they go home over the weekend? New Salem Baptist Church is helping close this gap through their Weekend Food Program. Every Friday, they deliver bags filled with nutritious, kid-friendly food to students attending East Linden Elementary. Since starting in 2016, over 44,000 meals have been provided to children in the Linden community. 


Join Besa and New Salem to provide students with healthy and nutritious weekend meals. Besa volunteers will sort and assemble bags of food to be distributed to children attending East Linden Elementary. 


  • This is a kid-friendly opportunity, but all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes.

  • A lead volunteer from New Salem will provide orientation and training.

  • Parking is available in the surface lot behind the church located off Agler Rd. The doors to enter the church are located at the back of the building. 

  • Court-appointed volunteering: At this time, we can not accept court-appointed requests.


Click here for more information about the New Salem Weekend Food Program.