That’s A Wrap! 2020 Christmas Cares | Unions Share

Thanks to the many individuals, companies, businesses, organizations, and groups for their tireless efforts in making the 2020 Christmas Cares | Unions Share Program successful for our families.

Like so many things this year, the event looked a little different. To maintain social distancing, we had to reduce the number of volunteers by more than half and extended the prep week to two and a half weeks. To keep everyone safe, volunteers were kept completely outside during the distribution weekend, and consumers picked up food in a drive-up style.

Untouched by the pandemic though was the importance and character of the event. The financial impact of this pandemic has increased food insecurity across Franklin County. This year, for the first time ever, we were able to expand the program’s footprint to serve families across Franklin County and provide food for  2,373 families more than 9,500 people.  Each family received 100 pounds of food to sustain them through the holidays. This wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of St. Stephen’s Community House’s dedicated volunteers, the Central Ohio Labor Council and donors like  Molina Healthcare of Ohio, Columbus City Council and others. We are so grateful.

In this challenging year, witnessing our community once again come together to ensure families have full bellies and hearts this holiday season was a blessing. This is also a stark reminder that hunger doesn’t stop after the holidays. We must, as a community, continue this effort to help our neighbors in need.

Central Ohio Labor Council AFL-CIO and St. Stephen’s Community House would like to acknowledge the following for this year’s support and contributions:

• Central Ohio Labor Council, AFL-CIO
• AFSCME Retirees
• AkzoNobel, Inc.
• Anheuser Busch
• APWU 232
• AT&T
• BCTGM Bakers Local 57
• Bellisio Foods
• Birchwood Foods
• Bishop Watterson High School
• Bricklayers 55
• CAM Logistics
• CareSource
• Carpenters 200
• Central Ohio Labor Council Retirees
• Charity Newsies
• Columbus City Council
• Columbus Firefighters 67
• Columbus Marauders
• Columbus Teamsters Retirees
• St. Stephen’s Community House
• Dublin Montessori Academy
• G&J Pepsi
• Gateway Self Storage
• General Mills
• George J Igel & Co.
• Giant Eagle
• IATSE 12
• IBEW 683
• Indus Hotels
• Iron Workers 172
• Knights of Columbus 3727
• Kroger Company
• Marcy Enterprises
• Meijer Stores
• Mettler Toledo
• Mid-Ohio Food Bank
• Molina Healthcare
• Northland Prep Academy
• Painters and Allied Trades 1275
• Park National Bank
• The Homer Cordell Family
• Patrick & Maggie Turner
• Penske Truck
• Plaskolite
• Plumbers and Pipefitters 189
• Republic Waste
• Rich Products
• Sheet Metal Workers 24
• St. Brigid of Kildare
• St. Francis DeSales
• Sugar Creek
• Teamsters
• The McAllister Family Fund
• TWU 208
• UFCW 1059
• Union Label
• United Steel Workers
• United Way of Central Ohio
• Watkins Printing
• WestRock
• Y.R.C. Truck Lines

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