Volunteer With Columbus OH Platoon

Platoon Summary

Operation Southside Thrive is a partnership with the Mid-Ohio Foodbank to combat food insecurity on Columbus' Southside. Through the partnership with the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, the Columbus Platoon works to increase food security among Southside residents through support of two programs. First, the platoon works to improve access to emergency food assistance at three Southside pantries and one soup kitchen. Second, the platoon supports the foodbank's Southside urban farm, Clarfield Farms, and their effort to improve the well-being of residents in the Marion Franklin neighborhood. The platoon's support improve the farm's ability to educate residents about healthy food choices, raise awareness about hunger and feed the neighborhood around the farm.

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Stockands for Horses Community Garden Part 2

Location: Stockhands Horses for Healing 3788 Olentangy River Rd Delaware OH 43015

June 1, 2024

01:00 PM - 05:00 PM


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The Mission Continues is a national non-profit that empowers veterans to continue serving in our nation’s under-resourced communities, giving veterans the opportunity to keep serving even after the uniform comes off, right here at home. Our programs deploy veterans and volunteers to work alongside nonprofit partners and community leaders to improve educational resources, tackle food insecurity, foster neighborhood identity, and more.  

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Our service projects are for all veterans with a desire to continue their service and for all non-veterans that want to be part of a nationwide movement to transform communities. Please note, age and accessibility accommodations can be made at any project. There is room for everyone to make an impact. 

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Service Platoons are your opportunity to engage and connect with veterans and community members while generating community impact in a real and tangible way. Led by veteran volunteer platoon leaders, each platoon works with dedicated community partners and volunteers to provide the manpower and support that they need to help them do their work more effectively. 

We currently have service platoons in more than 40+ cities across the country that are having events at least once a month. Everyone is invited to serve, regardless of veteran status: a service platoon is for you if you have a passion for service. 

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