The Mid-Ohio Foodbank was in the spotlight during the Monday, Oct. 1, meeting of Grove City Council.
The meeting began with a special presentation in which a giant check from Mount Carmel Health Systems was given to the foodbank.
The check, totaling $338, represented the proceeds raised by Mount Carmel from the Mount Carmel Up and Away 5K.
Presenting the check on behalf of Mount Carmel was Sean McKibben, president and CEO of Mount Carmel West.
"We're very happy the funds we raised are going to a worthy cause," McKibben said. "They serve a tremendous need in our community."
Receiving the check on behalf of the Mid-Ohio Foodbank was Greg Winslow, the organization's vice president of development.
"Being a neighbor here in Grove City is great," he said. "It's a great opportunity for people to help and give back."
Winslow also said the Mid-Ohio Foodbank will host Hands for Hunger at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 27. The Mid-Ohio Foodbank, he said, is asking for people to help line the streets of Grove City to pass a can of food from the foodbank, 3960 Brookham Drive, to the Grove City Food Pantry, 2710 Columbus St.
The event will be followed from 10 a.m. to noon with an open house of the Mid-Ohio Foodbank's facilities along with food, family activities and tours.
Food and monetary donations will be accepted all morning by the Girl Scouts at the foodbank, with a donation goal of 10,000 meals.
Also at this week's meeting, City Council approved a pair of special-use permits for Grove City Dog Grooming and Pet Supplies Plus.
Grove City Dog Grooming will occupy a portion of a multitenant building at 4157 Kelnor Drive and will operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, according to a city staff report.
Pet Supplies Plus, to be located at 2430 Stringtown Road, will have hours of operation of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, according to a city staff report.
Council also voted to overturn a variance granted by the board of zoning appeals to Comfort Dental, 2196 Stringtown Road, to retain a ground-mounted sign exceeding the code's 50-square-foot area limit by 46 square feet and the 8-foot height limit by 12 feet.