Mid-Ohio Food Bank
For nearly 30 years, Mid-Ohio Food Bank has been working with grocers, food companies, Ohio farmers, the USDA, and community partners to obtain food and distribute it to more than 500 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs, and senior housing sites across central and eastern Ohio.
Four years ago, Mid-Ohio Food Bank realized their facility would need to grow in order to handle the demands of the community. A capital campaign was established and funds were quickly raised. Luckily, Mid-Ohio Food Bank opened their new facility just in time for the 2009 holiday season!
Because advocacy, education and training are key components of Mid-Ohio’s mission, their advisory board understood the need to outfit their state-of-the-art, green facility with audiovisual capabilities. And LIVE! Technologies Systems Integration department was ready for the challenge!
The new facility not only has triple the warehouse and refrigerated space, it also provides three times more space for volunteers. The new community room, with a commercial kitchen, is one-of-a-kind in Central Ohio. With seating for over 350 people, LIVE! designed and installed audio and video capabilities for large presentations and cooking demonstrations. Cameras capture the details of food preparation in the kitchen, and projectors display the chef’s work on large screens for the audience. All audiovisual components are seamlessly linked and controlled by a central rack.
Businesses can volunteer their time for the food bank, as well as hold team building and off-site meetings in multi-purpose rooms located throughout the building. LIVE! made sure to fit each of these rooms with large LCD monitors, speaker systems and control panels for audiovisual presentations.
From learning labs to green technology to feeding hungry people in their greatest times of need, LIVE! Technologies takes pride in being the Mid-Ohio Food Bank’s audiovisual design, installation and service partner.
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