Thank you for your support. We have made it easy to donate any amounts. Just click on the amount you want to donate below and fill in your credit card information. That’s it!

Remember, only $35 feeds a family of four.

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Request a Thanksgiving Meal

During the holiday months, the need for assistance to families tends to increase. 

Do you or someone you know need a Thanksgiving dinner this year? Let us know so we can get them added to list and deliver their meals in time for Thanksgiving.

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.

CHEERS to 20 Years!

Join us to celebrate our organization’s anniversary of 20 years for a networking happy hour. Enjoy fellowship, appetizers, and a cash bar.
 Tickets include (2) free drinks and are available at $30 or $50
(includes $20 donation).
Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 5:30 – 7:30pm.
Old Bag of Nails Westerville, 24 N. State Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081
3rd Floor event space


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Dancing With Our Columbus Stars

Dancing With Our Columbus Stars is your chance to see great local dancers compete for the title of Best Dancer in Columbus! Plus, all the proceeds of the night will go to help The Byron Saunders Foundation to provide families with Thanksgiving dinners!

Don’t miss out on the premier charitable fundraiser of the year. There will be plenty of food, drinks, fun, and DANCE!

Friday, September 23, 2022 at Villa Milano Banquet & Conference Center
1630 Schrock Rd, Columbus, OH 43229


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About us

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. During the holiday months, the need for assistance to families tends to increase. It is with community support through volunteer time, food and monetary donations that we were able to provide 5,020 families a Thanksgiving meal last year.

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Families Served in 2020


Percentage of funds that go Thanksgiving meals


Volunteers and workers that make this happen

Our Generous Partners!

Our foundation is made possible by our partners, sponsors, and volunteers. We would like to recognize and thank them for all they do to make this foundation successful!

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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

Hold a Food Drive To Help Our Foundation!

A fantastic way to help us out is to hold a food drive at your location, whether you are a church, a school, business or organization, ask your customers, students or members to bring packaged Thanksgiving food items or make cash donations. We will make sure they get to those who need it most! 

Sign up for a food drive

Want to know other ways you can help?

Recent news & projects

Dancing With Our Columbus Stars 2021

Another wonderful year of fundraising has led us to another superb event by the Byron Saunders Foundation. Get ready for this year’s Dancing with our Columbus Stars 2021 event!

Vote for your favorite dance combobuy a ticket to the event or virtual, or sponsor a table at the venue.  All money goes directly to buying meals for a family in need at Thanksgiving.

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New Sponsors

Our sponsors and partners are valuable to our ongoing fundraising efforts throughout Central Ohio. These are the latest sponsors of The Byron Saunders Foundation. Supporting them means supporting us!

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Our Newest Chapter, Richland County

Our goal is to have a chapter in every county in Ohio! Check out our latest chapter in Richland County.

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Questions about The Foundation?

How can I help? Who receives the Thanksgiving meals? What percentage of monetary donations go towards the Thanksgiving meals? Is my donation tax deductible? See our FAQs page and find out!

Our Frequently Asked Questions

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Give Us Your Feedback

“Thank you so much for the wonderful Thanksgiving meal! Our family would not have had a holiday meal without your help. Bless you!”

“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.”

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

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