The annual kindergarten roundup for area children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 30 will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, at Forest Park Elementary School, 5535 Sandalwood Blvd.

The annual kindergarten roundup for area children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 30 will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, at Forest Park Elementary School, 5535 Sandalwood Blvd.

Parents, guardians or grandparents and their eligible children will gather in the school gymnasium. Principal Rhonna McKibbin, the kindergarten staff and the school nurse will attend.

Guardians should bring the child's birth certificate, Social Security card, custom papers (if applicable), proof of residence and the child's immunization record.

Staff members will discuss how to prepare the child for kindergarten. Arrangements for home visits will be made, and adults and children will have an opportunity to visit the kindergarten classrooms.

For more information, call 365-5537.

The Columbus Humanities, Arts & Technology Academy, 1333 Morse Road, will host kindergarten readiness events from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 5 and Saturday, May 9.

Current and prospective parents of incoming 2009-2010 kindergartners will have the opportunity for their children to complete required assessment testing.

Parents also will be able to complete the enrollment process for their children, and observe a current kindergarten class.

For more information, call the school at (614) 261-1200.

Two local Dignity Memorial providers are participating in a drive to benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank as part of the annual Operation Feed project.

Residents can drop off food items between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 5600 E. Broad St., Columbus, and at Sunset Cemetery, 6959 W. Broad St., Galloway, through May 25.

The goal is to fill three 50-foot semi-trailers.

Needed items include canned pasta meals, peanut butter, canned fruit, tuna, soup, canned vegetables and canned meat. All donations go to feed hungry people in central Ohio.

According to information from the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, the agency provides food for more than 47,000 meals a day. The goal of Operation Feed 2009 is to collect enough food for 5-million meals.

More information is available by calling (614) 274-7770 or online at operationfeed@midohiofoodbank.org.