Special Events & Other Opportunities

Mile of Mac & Cheese

January 28th and 29th, 2017
All 4 Rochester Hy-Vee Locations

Can you volunteer a couple of hours this weekend? Greet people, hand out flyers, and collect boxes of mac and cheese. Two-hour shifts are available between 10am and 4pm at any of the four Hy-Vee locations.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age or with a parent or guardian.

Please contact Barb Schramm
507-424-1705 for questions.
This event is part of Winterfest 2017!

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12th Annual Empty Bowls Event

Channel One Regional Food Bank Empty Bowls event will be held at the Rochester Art Center. A simple meal of soup and bread provided by top local restaurants and bakeries will be served by local celebrities and community leaders from 11 am - 8 pm, Thursday, October 13, 2016. Guests and sponsors will have access to Art Center exhibits and a silent auction. In addition,
all participants will be able to choose a donated hand-painted bowl as a take home
as a memento of the event.

Tickets: $15 ticket, $10 pre-sale ticket, $35 family ticket, $30 pre-sale family ticket.

Sponsorships are available for this event! Please contact Linda Olson, Development and Communications Director, at 507-424-1730.


"America is the richest country in the world. And yet tonight, thousands of your neighbors will go to bed hungry. It may be your child's schoolmate who is undernourished and has difficulty learning on an empty stomach. Or it could be a co-worker, a working mother whose low-wage job doesn't make ends meet. Perhaps it's an elderly neighbor who has to make a decision whether to delay filling a prescription or buying groceries. The faces of hunger are as broad as the faces of America." ~ David Nasby, General Mills

Channel One hosts many community events throughout the year and seeks tChannel One Special Eventhe help of many volunteers to make these events successful. Check back often for the most up-to-date listing of special events and other volunteer opportunities at Channel One Regional Food Bank. VOLUNTEERS MUST BE ATLEAST 16 YEARS OF AGE OR WITH A PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO VOLUNTEER AT ANY CHANNEL ONE SPECIAL EVENT.