For I was hungry and you gave Me food… whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did it for Me. - Matthew 25:35, 40

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Fighting Hunger – Providing Thanksgiving meals to families in need.
The Byron Saunders Foundation is a non-profit organization created with the mission of providing Thanksgiving meals to families in need in Central Ohio and surrounding counties. We count on the generosity of the community to help make this possible. Our ministry reflects God’s unconditional love and embraces all people regardless of race, status or religion. During the holiday months, the need for assistance to families tends to increase. It is with the community support through volunteer time, food and monetary donations that we are able to provide over 3,000 families a Thanksgiving meal each year.

Volunteer Location and Food Distribution:

5034 north high street Columbus Ohio 43214 (Right behind Noodles & Company)

Our impact this year:

Families served

Individuals helped

Dollars distributed to families for perishable items

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November 2015

Big Fish Networking Social @ Dave & Buster’s Hilliard

November 19, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dave & Buster’s – Hilliard, 3665 Park Mill Run Dr
Hilliard, OH 43026 United States
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Dave Busters Byron Saunders Foundation event

Come out, have fun, enjoy great prizes, food, drinks, and of course NETWORKING for a GREAT CAUSE!  Help us support the Byron Saunder's Foundation whose mission is to feed families one meal at a time every Thanksgiving! FREE to attend! FREE Door prizes including an iPAD courtesy of ChooseMySite! FREE Gaming! 50/50 Raffle! Light appetizers provided by Dave & Busters! Cash Bar -  HAPPY HOUR & Drink Specials! Support an Amazing Charity - Byron Saunder's Foundation The following food items (or donation to…

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February 2016

“Embrace the First Step” Dinner Gala

February 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Scala Italian Bistro, 4199 W. Dublin-Granville Rd
Dublin, OH 43017 United States
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Embrace the First Step Dinner Gala

February 27, 2016 - 6-9pm Please join us for the first annual "Embrace The First Step" Dinner Gala at La Scala Italian Bistro, 4199 W. Dublin-Granville Rd, Dublin, OH. The event benefits four local charities: The Byron Saunders Foundation, A Kid Again, 3rd & Goal Veterans Home AID, and CSW Farms Foundation. Please join us with master of ceremonies Mindy Drayer (of NBC4) and guest speaker Joel Kessel (of Kessler Communications). Cost: $75 Individual Ticket or $550 for Table of 8. Please register for the…

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October 2016

OTB gives back

October 11, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
On The Border, 4175 Morse Crossing
Columbus, 43219 United States
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Bring this flyer to On The Border at Easton on 10/11/2016 and 20% of sales will be donated to the Byron Saunders Foundation. Download flyer here

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November 2016

Spreading Joy. Changing Lives. Living Generously.

November 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Worthington Inn, 649 High Street
Worthington, OH 43085 United States
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$50 - $300
Spreading Joy. Changing Lives. Living Generously.

Please join us for an evening of wine tasting, dinner, and information on charitable giving and leaving a legacy. All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the Byron Saunders Foundation and will bring more than 3,000 families together around the dinner table at Thanksgiving this year. No products will be sold or gifts solicited at the event. In addition to your wine tasting and dinner non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. A cash bar will be available for other beverages.…

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March 2017

Embrace the First Step Dinner Gala

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Scala Italian Bistro, 4199 W. Dublin-Granville Rd
Dublin, OH 43017 United States
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Embrace the First Step Dinner Gala

Please join us for the fourth annual Embrace the First Step Dinner Gala, March 11, 2017 6-9pm at La Scala Bistro, 4199 W Dublin Granville Rd, Dublin, OH. Featuring guest speaker Tim Knight, founder of Focus3. Tickets are $50 per person. Purchase a table for 8 for $400 and receive a complimentary bottle of wine. For ticket purchases please go to Proceeds will benefit the following charities: American Heart Association, The Byron Saunders Foundations, Nellie's Champions for Kids, and…

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October 2017

Byron Saunders Foundation 1st Annual Gala

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
La Scala Italian Bistro, 4199 W. Dublin-Granville Rd
Dublin, OH 43017 United States
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“Thank you so much for the wonderful Thanksgiving meal! Our family would not have had a holiday meal without your help. Bless you!” Cindi in Gahanna

Meal recipient

“All the money I donate goes to feed people. It is not eaten up by administration. That is important to me.” Michelle in Delaware


“I love helping others in need. Thanksgiving is a special time for us all, and everyone should be able to enjoy it with their friends and family.” Alan in Grove City


“Our company supports the Byron Saunders Foundation because they do immediate and substantial good in our community.” Edward

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