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Harvest for Hunger 2011

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Harvest for Hunger, one of the nation's largest food and funds drive campaigns, is a coordinated effort of four Foodbanks in Northeast Ohio that provides critical resources to local hunger relief organizations in 21 counties.  Your support is needed as high unemployment has forced more people to turn to local hot meal programs, food pantries and shelters for assistance. Our goal for the 2011 Harvest for Hunger Campaign is to raise $750,000, the equivalent of 2.25 million meals.


We need your support to feed people in need right here in our community. Hunger affects children, seniors, the disabled and even working adults. In our community, as many as 180,000 people rely on the Foodbank for emergency food assistance each year. Many have to face tough decisions like whether to pay their heating bills or buy groceries. They turn to the Foodbank and its agencies in their time of need. $1 can provide three meals to the hungry in our community. Click the green button below to make your secure online donation.


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Hold a Food & Funds Drive

Be one of more than 200 businesses, schools, churches and other organizations to hold a food & funds drive in this year's Harvest for Hunger campaign. Holding a drive is easy! Simply complete the Online Participation Form or download a PDF of the Participation Form and send it in.

Check Out HungerCheck Out Hunger

Donate at your local supermarket by scanning a $1, $5 or $10 coupon at the register between March 13 and April 23. If every grocery store customer would make a donation of $1 during every supermarket visit in March and April, Harvest for Hunger could raise millions of dollars to provide emergency food assistance to those in need. Our supermarket partners include Acme Fresh Markets, Buehler's Fresh Foods, Dave's Supermarkets, Fishers Foods, Giant Eagle, and Heinen's Fine Foods. Check Out Hunger is also supported by the members of UFCW Local 880.

Harvest for Hunger Idol SInging CompetitionHarvest for Hunger Idol Singing Competition

March 31, 2011 -- Harvest for Hunger Idol singing competition raised $12,400 for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Thanks to the ten singers, eight companies and many guests that supported this great event at the Akron Civic Theatre!


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If you have questions about the Harvest for Hunger Campaign, please contact one of the staff members listed below. Download the 2011 Harvest for Hunger Fact Sheet (PDF).

Leslie Letner
Manager, Special Events
330.777.7572 or

Lindsay Finneran
Assistant, Special Events
330.777.2318 or


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Campaign Chairs

This year, the Foodbank is honored to have two respected leaders from the health care industry as Harvest for Hunger Campaign Chairs that are committed to the well-being of our community.

William H. Considine
William H. Considine
President & CEO
Akron Children's Hospital

Edward J. Roth III
Edward J. Roth III
President & CEO
Aultman Health Foundation