Annual Thanksgiving Meal Drive

Thanksgiving Meal Drive Flyer

2021 Thanksgiving Donor Photos


How it All Began

Hunger is very real in Central Ohio. The traditional Thanksgiving meal isn’t possible for many families because they just can’t afford it. To help families in need in Columbus, a few Upper Arlington schools teamed up with After-School All-Stars Ohio in the Fall of 2016. Together, they provided Thanksgiving meals for over 200 families in the All-Star program.


Tracy Ensign, ASAS Ohio Executive Director and former UA resident, knew from experience that the UA community would not let her down when she reached out to them. She enlisted the help from schools and local businesses to help collect food donations. “After living here for many years, I am not surprised by the generosity of the Upper Arlington community,” said Ms. Ensign. “They have always been supportive of many philanthropic causes. For this particular event, it really seemed to hit home that the All-Star families they were helping live just 8 miles away,” added Ms. Ensign.


Since then, ASAS Ohio has expanded it’s Thanksgiving Meal Drive to support All-Star families in both Columbus and Toledo. Our All-Star families are so appreciative of the outreach and generosity of the community.


Businesses, Organizations, & Schools Who Have Supported Our Thanksgiving Meal Drive


American Ceramic

American Hort

Barrington Elementary

Bath & Body Works


CBJ Foundation

Cedarcreek Church

Chad Cacchio, DDS

Classic Productions

Decorations Plus

Diamond Cellar

Fort Meigs Elementary

Grandview Heights MS

Grange Insurance

Hahn Loeser

Hollywood Imprints

Islamic Food Bank of Toledo

Jack Siebert Goldsmith

Jacket Backers

Jae Company (UA)

Jones Middle School

Kaufman Dental Group

Kroger Company

L Brands Foundation


McCord Rd Christian Church

Medical Alliance


New Albany Realty


Ohio Healthcare Assoc.

OCP Contractors – Col.

PB Express

OSU Alpha Phi Omega

OSU Delta Omega Kappa

OSU Kappa Phi Kappa

Red Door Barbeque

Safelite Autoglass

Savage & Associates

2nd Glance Hair & Nail

Target Store (Monroe St)

Threadwell Clothiers

Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

Tremont Elementary

Two Labs

Wells Fargo