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Annual Food Drives


Souper Bowl of Caring
February 2024

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United Way Drive
February 19 -March 5, 2024


Lenten Food Drive
February 14 -March 30, 2024


FWCS Competition
May 2024


NALC's "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive
May 11, 2024

In the weeks leading up to Super Bowl Sunday, schools, churches, businesses and passionate individuals take up a collection to ask for one dollar or one food item to #tacklehunger and poverty in our community. 

United Way of Allen County's annual food drive to benefit Associated Churches, Community Harvest Food Bank and Miss Virginia’s Food Pantry.. Food collection sites will be collecting items February 17 through the 28th. 

Also known as the "Fishes & Loaves" food drive, church members are encouraged to approach the Lenten season as an opportunity to make their Lenten sacrifice an offering to the hungry.

Fort Wayne Community School students are asked to participate in a competition to provide non-perishable food items for the NALC's "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive.

To donate, place a bag of non-perishable food by your mailbox on Saturday, May 11, 2024 or take donations to Fort Wayne area post offices. Local letter carriers will collect bags placed by mailboxes during their regular delivery routes. Call in April to sign up to volunteer!


Allen County Fair

On Sunday, June 25th you may bring a non-perishable food item for the Fairs Care program, which is donated to Associated Churches. By donating, you receive Free admission.

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Hunger Action Month
September 2024

September is a month-long food drive where people all over America stand together to fight hunger. It's a month to spread the word and take action on the hunger crisis and dedicate ourselves to a solution.


Canterbury Fun Run & School Food Drive
November 2024


Classic Hits 101.7's Stuff-A-Bus Radiothon
November 25 - 27, 2024


Military Families Thanksgiving & Christmas Food Drive
November & December

Canterbury School has an annual race that offers great fun, special prizes and the opportunity to fulfill a need in our community – feeding the hungry.

Classic Hits 101.7 hosts an Stuff-A-Bus Radiothon to help Associated Churches' Food Pantries and the hungry in our community receive the simple blessing of food. A bus will be parked in the Georgetown Square parking lot for 3 days collecting food.

Every year, Associated Churches gives our local service members and their families a Thanksgiving and Christmas meal in a box. Over 150 families receive a box filled with a turkey and all the trimmings.


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Kelley Bawmann 

Director of Development / Director of Volunteer Engagement


Lydia Heller

Administrative Assistant


Nick Avery

Director of Marketing & Communications


Shelley Osborne

Community Connector

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