Holiday Classics raises food for Mid-Ohio Foodbank
December 23, 2011
Drexel Assistant Manager Matt Brunnergraff & staff member Toni Fry with some donations for Mid-Ohio Foodbank
George Bailey lassoed the moon last Wednesday night at the Drexel and a nearly full-house enjoyed It's A Wonderful Life the way it was originally meant to be seen, with an audience, in a darkened movie theatre, and on the big screen. "This is the best Christmas movie ever made," said Drexel patron Anne Seran. "There was such a sense of community seeing it in a neighborhood theatre."
Over the past two weeks we've had some spectacular holiday spirit on display. Our Drexel Holiday Classic showings brought in over 700 movie fans of all ages for 6 special screenings of Elf and It's A Wonderful Life. That's a lot of folks willing to pay up to $6.00 to see two older films that are on TV for free. Movegoers enjoyed an animated holiday Sing-A-Long, Christmas movie trivia, and the two holiday movies. Even more important, over 1400 pounds of food was donated to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and their charitable networks. This is the seventh consecutive year we've asked our loyal patrons to help us help the needy in Central Ohio and the response has been tremendous!
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank everyone who came out and supported our annual holiday movie events. We'll be bringing it back again next year, so if you missed it, make a note in your calendar now.
The Mid-Ohio Foodbank is dedicated to feeding hungry people by collecting and distributing emergency food and grocery products, educating the community about hunger, advocating for hunger relief programs, and collaborating with others who address basic human needs. For over 30 years, the Mid-Ohio Foodbank has provided more than 425 million pounds of food and grocery products for needy people in central and eastern Ohio. The foodbank works with a network of over 560 emergency food pantries, outlets, shelters, senior dining centers and after school programs across 20 counties in Ohio. The Foodbank is a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest non- governmental domestic hunger relief organization. For more information visit www.midohiofoodbank.org.