How to help:
The annual goal for the Byron Saunders Foundation is to provide Thanksgiving meals to 2,000 families. This goal would not be possible without the generosity of so many in the community who willingly give their time, talent and treasures.
With so many families facing economic hardships and uncertainty this year, the need will be even greater. Together, we can brighten the lives of these families as we provide a special meal for them at Thanksgiving. Here’s how you can help:
Below is a description of our volunteer opportunities and appropriate ages.
- Food Inventory & Sorting – must be AT LEAST 7 years of age
- Publicity and Marketing – must be at least 18 years of age
- Driver – must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license
- Clerical Support – must be at least 13 years of age
- Volunteer Recruitment – must be at least 18 years of age
- Fundraising – must be at least 17 years of age
Start a local county chapter
The Byron Saunders Foundation currently has chapters in Franklin, Knox, Montgomery, and Morrow County. All chapters work together on fundraising projects as well as food donations. Each chapter is responsible for the delivery of the Thanksgiving meals in their respective county.
If you would like to initiate and organize a chapter in the county in which you reside to better serve those in need, please contact
Thank you for your interest in partnering with The Byron Saunders Foundation, and Providing Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need. Your care and compassion will make a difference in the lives of many people throughout Central Ohio and surrounding counties.
Employer Matching Gift Program
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contribution made by their employees. If your company has a matching gift policy, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with your gift, and we will do the rest. The impact of your gift to The Byron Saunders Foundation Providing Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
Involve Your Church or Community Organization
Get your church, school or organization involved in The Byron Saunders Foundation. Projects can range from collecting food, fundraising, or volunteering. This program can provide an opportunity for community building through participation in a service project for families in need. These projects go beyond just the activity in which the individuals are involved. They engage the group in a learning experience that allows children and adults to receive valuable lessons about others less fortunate than they are and gain much gratification from doing so.
We will work personally with your church, school or organization to match up a suitable project with the interests of the group. Then we will develop a project plan and timetable, identifying fundraising goals, involve key people and promote involvement within your church, school or organization.