A benefit concert and dinner to support the HEART Food Pantry is planned for Sunday, Nov. 17, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1200 S. Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg.
Local choirs and musicians will present a Celebrate the Giving Ecumenical Choral Concert at 3 p.m. (freewill offering), followed by an authentic German buffet from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Tickets to the dinner are available in advance at Messiah Lutheran Church during business hours or at the door. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children and free for children under 3 years of age. Proceeds will benefit the HEART Food Pantry, which serves its east side and Reynoldsburg neighbors.
The Celebrate the Giving event also will feature a celebrity pie auction (contributed by pastors of the participating churches) and a silent auction, featuring restaurant gift certificates, Blue Jacket tickets, hanging baskets and more.
In cooperation with the Mid-Ohio Food Bank and the Church of the Redeemer United Methodist Church and Messiah Lutheran Church, HEART also holds free produce markets during the growing season. A pre-Thanksgiving Free Produce Market is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 26, at Messiah Lutheran Church.
For more information or to donate to HEART Food Pantry, call Messiah Lutheran Church at 614-866-4386 or visit heartfoodpantry.org.