Every year, the Foodbank receives approximately one-third of its food from local food donations. You can make a difference by donating food.
Coordinating a food & funds drive with your family business, school, church, or community organization can make a difference in the life of people who are hungry. Learn more about hosting a food & funds drive. For additional information on food drives, please contact Stephanie Knori at 330.777.1055.
Manufacturer & Retail Donations
If you are a manufacturer, retailer, distributor, restaurant, farmer or other food industry business, consider donating your surplus product to the Foodbank. Learn more about manufacturer and retail donations. For additional information on manufacturer or retail food donations, please contact Rich Osborne at 330.777.1060.
All food drive donations are inspected three unique times by our team of skilled volunteers before the items can be distributed to our network of hunger-relief partners. These volunteers are looking to ensure that the food items haven’t been tampered with, recalled and are within the appropriate timeline to distribute according to the date printed on the food item. At the Foodbank, we want to ensure the food we distribute is food we would be proud to bring home to our own families.
Financial donations have an immediate impact by providing meals. Since we are in the business of receiving surplus food, financial donations allow us to purchase items to complement our varying menu while aiding in the process of rescuing and distributing food to our neighbors in need. While both food and financial donations are extremely necessary and valued, because of our large purchasing power, we can make your dollar go further. Every dollar donated to the Foodbank is the equivalent of four meals.
Your donations are protected against liability. View information on the Ohio Good Samaritan Law that protects food donors in Ohio.