2016 Bounty On The Bricks Highly Successful< < Back to
The Athens Foundation is pleased to announce, in conjunction with our partners at the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville and the Sister’s Health Foundation, Bounty on the Bricks 2016 raised over $90,000 to fight food insecurity.
Currently in its fourth year, this was the most successful Bounty yet! This year’s event which was held on Aug. 13 at the Market on State included dinner and entertainment for 400 individuals. All of the proceeds raised support the Southeast Ohio Foodbank and Kitchen, a division of Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Program which distributes over 5.3 million pounds of food annually to 17 different food pantries.
Funds will also support the Foodbank’s freezer expansion project to handle fresh and frozen food and a staff position to work with the food pantries. For the first time Bounty on the Bricks was a successful 100 percent zero waste event. Rural Action/Zero Waste volunteers diverted over 430 lbs of waste from the landfill to compost and recycling facilities. In addition to fighting food insecurity, Bounty on the Bricks boosts our local economy.
In preparation for the evening, chefs utilized all Ohio sourced ingredients, most from a 30 mile radius of Athens. Bounty is a true community effort. 85 volunteers from various Athens County communities, organizations, and students from all five high schools donated time to help set up, serve guests, and tear down. At the Athens Foundation we invest in local strategies to empower Athens County residents and build on the strengths of our region, now and for generations to come. For more information please call 1-740-594-6061 or go to www.athensfoundation.org.