Join us for an exciting afternoon for the Buddy Box 6000 event!

The event starts at 1:00pm and ends at 4:00pm on October 7, 2018 at the Polaris Fashion Place.

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This message is to inform you that due to poor weather conditions with winds and continued rain, and our number one priority of keeping you safe, we have to reschedule the Buddy Box 6000. We want to make sure we have a successful and fun event for everyone, and we do not think the weather will allow for that today.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to greeting you on the new event date: October 7, 2018, from 1:00pm-4:00pm. 

Everything is exactly the same for our new event, on October 7th, and we will continue to communicate with you through our email and our social media outlets. 
We look forward to seeing you all on the new date for the Buddy Box 6000!!

Our Mission

Family Mentor Foundation began in 2013 with a mission to create services and partnerships that help fill in the areas lacking in a child’s life. Today, Family Mentor Foundation seeks to help meet the unmet needs of children in our community through a variety of programs and resources that will help them to reach their full potential.

Have you ever wondered about the children who get their best meals in the school cafeteria? What happens when they’re not in school? 


Many children who qualify for free lunch or reduced fee lunch at their schools have little to eat at home and return to school after weekends distracted by their hunger and unable to focus on learning.

Family Mentor Foundation’s goal is to bridge the gap; to send these kids home with a Buddy Bag every Friday during the school year to alleviate their hunger. A Buddy Bag is a disposable bag filled with kid-friendly, nutritious, nonperishable, individual sized-food items that are easy for children to eat or prepare on their own. These meals and snacks help sustain the children on the weekends when they are not in school.

Currently, we provide Buddy Bags for 350 hungry children at schools in Worthington, Columbus and South-Western City School Districts. Buddy Bags are packed and filled by volunteers at Community and Corporate Gather & Give Events.

To qualify for this program your school needs to be in partnership with Family Mentor Foundation and be able to help organize and distribute our Buddy Bags.


Gather & Give is our service program where volunteers gather together to prepare and fill Buddy Bags.

A Gather & Give brings together members of the community or company employees to donate, fill and organize Buddy Bags for a particular month. This fun and interactive experience allows participants to give back in a hands-on meaningful community-building activity.. A Gather & Give brings together members of the community or company employees to donate, fill and organize the Buddy Bags for a particular month. This FUN and interactive experience allows your participants to give back in a hands-on, meaningful community-building activity.