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 6 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

  • Click Here to Download the Volunteer Form

    Start Your Own Chapter

    The Byron Saunders Foundation currently has chapters in Franklin County and Knox County. Both 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 us at

    Thank you for your interest in partnering with The Byron Saunders Foundation, and the One Meal At A Time project. Your care and compassion will make a difference in the lives of many people throughout Central Ohio and surrounding counties.

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    Enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program

    To enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program, follow these simple instructions:

      Register your Kroger Plus card online at If you do not have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.

     1.  Click on Sign in/Register.

     2.  Click on SIGN UP TODAY in the “ New Customer ” box.

     3.  Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering the zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating password, agreeing to the terms and conditions.

     4.  You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.

     5.  Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.

     6.  Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.

     7.  Update or confirm your information.

     8.  Enter the NPO number or name of the organization (NPO number for the Byron Saunders Foundation is 84754), select organization from list and click on confirm.

     9.  To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see the organization's name on the right side of your information page.

     10.  Remember to use your Kroger Plus card or your phone number that is related to your card when shopping for each purchase in order for your purchase to count towards the rewards program.

    Thank you for your support!

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    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 One Meal At A Time may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

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    Involve Your Church, School or 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 the needy. 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.

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