Union County Farm Bureau, Hope Center partner to fight hunger

Tickets are now on sale for the Benefit in the Barn, Broadway in the Barn. This celebration of agriculture, food and music happens Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Guests will enjoy a fun, unique concert complete with dinner catered by City BBQ, Ohio beer, and Ohio wine. All net proceeds, including ticket sales by Union County residents, will go directly to support local efforts by the Hope Center Community Kitchen to reduce hunger in Union County. The Hope Center Community Kitchen serves free meals to anyone in need, no questions asked. Their goal is to ensure no one in Union County goes hungry by serving wholesome, nutritious meals in a safe, comfortable environment.

Last year, this event raised $38,000 to benefit hunger relief agencies in Delaware County. Now in its 4th year, Benefit in the Barn is excited to announce it will be partnering with Union County Farm Bureau and the Hope Center to expand its philanthropic reach and bring a greater awareness of hunger in our communities. Additionally, the always popular Central Ohio Symphony will be presenting a Broadway-style music arrangement, complete with the Delaware Hayes Symphonic Chorus.

This year’s event will be held on the beautiful We Feed U Farms owned by Jim and Mary Rodman at 5530 Radnor Road, in Radnor, Ohio. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for open seating in the barn. Handicapped parking will be available. A limited number of reserved tables can be purchased.

There are numerous opportunities for local businesses and organizations to support this year’s event. All sponsors will have the opportunity to have a table display to engage with the over 800 expected guests.  Additionally, donations stay local, helping local partners address neighborhood needs. This event and its positive impact would not be possible without the generous support from our community partners.

Tickets can be purchased online at BenefitInTheBarn.org. General admission is $35 per ticket for and includes the concert and dinner. Farm Bureau members will receive a $5 discount per ticket when entering their Farm Bureau member number. A limited number of tickets will be sold, so be sure to get your tickets early.

Please call the United Way of Delaware County at 614-436-8929 for additional assistance regarding ticket purchases or Union County Farm Bureau at 614-876-1274 for general questions. Doors will open at 5 p.m., then dinner at 6 p.m., with the music to start shortly thereafter.

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Devin Trout is the media and marketing specialist for Franklin County Farm Bureau and designer for Edible Columbus. She is a Columbus Pittie Committee foster and active with the Central Ohio Young Ag Professionals.

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